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a little second week chablis – it’s gone to the dogs…

weekend wines – week 02 2019

weekend wines – week 02 2019

2017 Bourgogne Tonnerre Le Clos du Château Blanc Hmm – some vintages this is a match for 1er cru Chablis, and it’s there or there about in 2017. Fresh, a 2015 style of yellow, easy fruit but with definition and drive. It’s as good as it gets in white burgundy at €8 – actually for […]

the chablis winemakers visited in week 2, 2019

the chablis winemakers visited in week 2, 2019

2017 Burgundy is far from over – this was my first group of visits in Chablis this year – the first of three weeks. So for me #Burgundyweek lasts three weeks in January. ‘Roughly’ 62 visits are planned – the report will be online before the end of February – yes I know that’s a […]

Chablis

more chablis colour from today…

weekend wines, week 1 2019

weekend wines, week 1 2019

1996 Guy Castagnier, Clos St.Denis A cork that broke into many pieces – just about recoverable My last one of this stinked – brett amongst other things – this was way better! A smooth and pure dark-red fruit on the nose – in fact just that – a nice line and shape, but primary – […]

Chablis

a little chablis colour…

A small break in the clouds this afternoon, after a grey morning – I’ve been asked if I’d rather be in London for Burgundy Week – what do you think…?  

2017 Red Burgundy Report – the ‘Grands Maisons’

Quite frankly, 2017 is the most complex, the most variable, red wine vintage that I’ve ever tasted. The 2017 Vintage Grands Maisons Report In December 2018’s Burgundy Report there are over 440 wines for you to add to the last two months reports – so that’s already more than 1,800 wines from 110+ producers in […]

a few wines to get back into the swing of things – week 1 2019

a few wines to get back into the swing of things – week 1 2019

2006 Alex Gambal, St.Aubin 1er Les Murgers des Dents du Chien A golden colour, but not so deep – it looks fine! Hmm, it smells fine too! A little toast, fresh width and fainter sweetness. Weight in the mouth, a freshness that easily carries a richness of extract – growing wider, mineral, concentrated – such […]

my christmas magnum opus

my christmas magnum opus

Of-course with a little help from my friends… You already met the 1981 Nuits, earlier in my posts, so: 2010 Alain Geoffroy, Chablis 1er Beauroy Light, very young colour. The nose is pure, saline, seashore – perfect. Nice zing and intensity – pure and delicious flavour – the finish a little short/inconsequential – but a […]

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