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puligny-blagny-meursault-puligny – cross-country…

puligny-blagny-meursault-puligny – cross-country…

Looking down on Puligny from La Garenne I might have started at 5pm, the but the temperature was never lower than 26°C for my 7km of cross-country – I’ve not yet adjusted to the temperature – so it could have been easier! Starting at Hotel Le Montrachet, through the vines and up past Chevalier-Montrachet, through […]

Teurons

the sun has got his hat on…

Breakfast pictures in Beaune, and some ‘whilst jogging’ shots from this afternoon:  

henri jayer – the last hurrah?

henri jayer – the last hurrah?

Auction catalogue screenshot 12 April 2018 On June 17 2018, there will be an auction of burgundy wines that has very little (recent) equal. It will take place in Geneva under the auspices of Baghera Wines. Whilst incredulous of a number of lots in this auction house’s first couple of auctions – the catalogues were […]

beaujolais – bbb – easy-pizay…

beaujolais – bbb – easy-pizay…

Looking towards the Côte de Brouilly from Pizay (Morgon) Tasted today at Bien-Boire-en-Beaujolais A quick-fire 43 bottles, starting with a section of new stuff from domaines that I largely don’t know, followed by some ‘old stuff’ from a mix of known and unknown domaines. I see that Jamie, who was there the day before, has […]

alsace ausflug…

alsace ausflug…

The weather was set fair on Saturday – so it’s been too long that we were absent from Alsace. A little time in Colmar for tarte flambé was deemed appropriate, likewise cakes and Kugelhopf buying in Ribeauville. Our evening was set-fair with said (actually a little dry) salted-Kugelhopf, some chunks of sbrinz and something old […]

weekend part 1 – week 14 2018

weekend part 1 – week 14 2018

​ 2005 Marchand-Grillot, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Perrières Hmm, drunk directly following the Chenu there’s more concentration, intensity and vibrancy of flavour. The nose starts with some old oak notes that quickly fade, then there are flashes of pure-fruited brilliance but also an intermittent Brett note. The latter only ever gets slowly worse. So I drank this […]

‘foreign’ wines that have passed my lips…

​Tasted last month, a small New Zealand session: 2015 Rippon, Riesling A lovely nose – open and inviting. Fresh attack, direct, a little mouth-watering sweetness and perfumed finksh. Lovely. 2013 Rippon, Pinot Noir Smells of some whole-cluster – round and attractive. Mouth-filling, a little astringent, but long flavours of freshness and interest. 2013 Rippon, Tinkers […]

mid-weekers…

mid-weekers…

​1997 Nicolas Potel, Volnay This nose starts a little bulky but given time it opens – becoming an absolute belter! – really complex, alluring and a little floral too. The palate like the nose, also starts a little bulky – monolithic even – the acidity is a little forward and unbalanced. Unlike the nose, these […]

weekend corkscrew work – week 14 2018

weekend corkscrew work – week 14 2018

A little late out of the blocks – so more of a reminiscence than real notes: 1998 Christian Adine, Chablis 1er Montmain Not a name that I know, half-blind (I knew it was Chablis) the aromas shouted 2008 to me – but it was a 1998! From magnum, but still in a beautiful condition – […]

BP&F's magnolia just needs a few more days...

jogging around beaune yesterday

The rain actually stopped in the morning, so a jog seemed appropriate in the afternoon – 15 km around Beaune/Pommard – Strava seemed to take the regular photo-opportunity stops in its stride!  

a few pics from yesterday…

a few pics from yesterday…

All Côte de Nuits, mainly in-between the rain-storms:  

guy castagnier’s 1999 clos de la roche

guy castagnier’s 1999 clos de la roche

1999 Guy Castagnier, Clos de la Roche Having tried the 97 and 98 in the last 10 days it seemed only fair to open one of these 99s too. I bought a couple of 6-packs way-back-when, and I may have already finished one of them – this the first from the next case. The nose […]

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