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offer of the day – henri boillot 2014s…

Don’t ask me what happened to the 2013s – I’ve seen nothing from this merchant since the 2012s – but suddenly, they are back in action! But it’s a good look at the pricing history in Switzerland, even if the 13s are missing! In brackets, you will see the equivalent prices from the 2012 offer, […]

mikulski, red meursault caillerets 1er cru

mikulski, red meursault caillerets 1er cru

2010 François Mikulski, Meursault 1er Caillerets I was quite surprised when I opened this, there was a toasty oak note on the nose – it was on the palate too. I went back to check my note from the domaine, there was no oaky reference – though the wine was tight. On the positive side […]

week 33, weekend wines: 1985,1991,2012…

week 33, weekend wines: 1985,1991,2012…

2012 Camille Giroud, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Peuillets This is a cuvée that I love – I think I have a few bottles from every vintage since 2005, but judging by this performance it is a cuvée that shines with a little bottle age – or more age than I gave this, anyway. This is a […]

there, but for the grace, and projecting a harvest date…

there, but for the grace, and projecting a harvest date…

Truly awful hail hit southern France on Wednesday afternoon – there were similar storms in Switzerland too where the ground turned green-white – a mix of shredded foliage and hailstones. Over 1,000 hectares were ‘touched’ in the Languedoc-Roussillon, including most of Pic Saint-Loup. Judging by some of the images, there may not be anything to […]

a great story…

A great story – everything that Maison Ilan should have been…https://t.co/KjyybQOmgO — bill nanson (@billnanson) August 17, 2016

Fixin...

this afternoon a little fixin and gevrey…

modest monday drinking…

modest monday drinking…

Friends ‘came to tea’ and given that it was over 30°C outside, it seemed that cassoulet was the order of the day 🙂 One of the beautiful things about burgundy wine, is that when you line up 2 or 3 bottles, there’s virtually zero chance of anyone else in the world is drinking the same […]

weekend wines – week 32 – 3 from 3 were winners…

weekend wines – week 32 – 3 from 3 were winners…

Back in Beaune this weekend – and it was a warm one – 33°C on Sunday! The wines had a good showing – 3 from 3 were winners 2013 Chezeaux, Gevrey-Chambertin Clos des Chezeaux Amélie Berthaut’s first vintage in the cellar, and this is a very nice wine indeed. The red fruit is just a […]

Pernand

saturday / sunday in the côtes…

chambertin…. (1998 – camus)

chambertin…. (1998 – camus)

Camus have long been an easy target for the pooh-poohers, but this is really on another level vs the Lambrays of yesterday, for less money… 1998 Camus, Chambertin The nose takes just a little while to take its coat off, but it has a real floral perfume – and quite a rare one – lavender […]

the last lakes and hills for a couple of weeks!

the last lakes and hills for a couple of weeks!

Yesterday, walking above the Thunersee (Lake Thun), the last pic of the Jungfrau from Interlaken…

inconsistent lambrays 2000…

inconsistent lambrays 2000…

The performance of the (half-dozen) 2000 Lambrays I bought en-primeur have been all over the map. The last was bretty and old, the one before that was drinking perfectly – and this? Well, if anything, it’s almost too young! 2000 Clos des Lambrays A good, deep, colour – showing some age. The nose is fresh, […]

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