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camille giroud & chezeaux/ponsot – weekend stuff – week 28…

camille giroud & chezeaux/ponsot – weekend stuff – week 28…

Despite the temperature closing in on 30° this weekend, my boss said – No, it has to be red! So here you go: 2012 Camille Giroud, Volnay 1er Les Lurets Hmm – the nose is not the best – it’s not bad, but I’d want more purity from my Volnay – here the fruit is […]

(my) failed p.ox watch!

(my) failed p.ox watch!

Given my rotten 05 Puligny Caillerets, I decided to pop another M&M 05 to see if it was an isolated incident. As you can see – and (as you prefer) call it old age or blindness – but only after I’d poured this, did I realise that I’d actually pulled out an 07, not the […]

new(s) from inter beaujolais…

Inter Beaujolais* is the ‘southern‘ equivalent of the BIVB. Yesterday they announced some changes: At their Extraordinary General Meeting on July 13, the members of Inter Beaujolais endorsed the appointments of Dominique Piron as President and David Ratignier as Vice-President. Every two years these positions switch between ‘traders’ and ‘growers’ – we now enter the […]

weekend stuff – week 27…

weekend stuff – week 27…

What a modest (quantity) weekend – clearly I was also still drinking the ‘dregs’ of all those other bottles 😉 2006 Chenu, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Aux Clous Like last week’s 06 villages, there’s a certain attractive phenolic aspect to this wine – more for the flavours than the aromas – but it’s really that – attractive. […]

pre-weekend p.ox

pre-weekend p.ox

Following the bad 05 Caillerets, I decided to keep with a 2005 theme before the start of the weekend – with mixed results: 2005 Jomain, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Combottes Not just deeply coloured and ‘over-the-borderline’ oxidised, it was corked too! 2005 Jomain, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Perrières A little lighter in colour than the last wine – if […]

shame – 2005 puligny caillerets…

shame – 2005 puligny caillerets…

Well my last 2005 (Bougros) was just sooooo good, that having also found a bunch of these (2007s too!), I decided I had the right material for Wales vs Portugal… 2005 Mischief and Mayhem, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Les Caillerets Ouf – now that’s deeply coloured… The nose rotates between states of apple cider, a vendanges tardives […]

bouchard père’s 2005 chablis bougros

bouchard père’s 2005 chablis bougros

The other day, I found my last bottle of this whilst ‘rummaging!’ Bouchard don’t have any holdings in Chablis, separate from those of William Fevre – so this is actually a Fevre wine, sold into Switzerland by somebody who obviously didn’t have the exclusivity on William Fevre! 🙂 2005 Bouchard Père et Fils, Chablis Bougros […]

2016 – the annus (growing season) horribilis – – –

Bourgogne Aujourd’hui put a article together that follows the low points of the vintage so-far (in French) at the end of last week, a week when the Rhône was badly hailed. Here. (or if you prefer a google translation, here.) Episodes of hail are almost going unmentioned in a year such as this; Friday 24th […]

weekend stuff – week 26…

weekend stuff – week 26…

Of-course I need the excuse to open more bottles, so this weekend I chose (again) the football excuse 🙂 1995 Daniel Rion, Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Beaux-Monts My last bottle was a little bretty, but this is very fine. A deep, almost textured nose, pretty, sweet spice – just lovely. Sweet in the mouth too but […]

a little canton bern this weekend

a little canton bern this weekend

Thun… :  

Enter – Carel Voorhuis

Right: Carel Voorhuis at Ardhuy, 29 November 2015. So, finally I’m no-longer embargoed! – Carel Voorhuis of Domaine d’Ardhuy will replace David Croix at Camille Giroud. Here, hot from my inbox, is their joint statement: Chers amis, Suite à vos nombreuses sollicitations, nous vous confirmons qu’effectivement, des changements vont avoir lieu au domaine d’Ardhuy et […]

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a little midday beaune and pommard

Just a few pics from jogging around Beaune and Pommard yesterday:  

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