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offer of the day – comte georges de vogüé 2017

Here you go – a long time since I saw a local offer for these – given the pricing, perhaps no surprise! These 2017s offered by my usual Swiss merchant. DOMAINE COMTE GEORGES DE VOGÜÉ 2017 – En Primeur 2017 Chambolle-Musigny 75cl 149.00 *Swiss francs 2017 Bonnes-Mares 75cl 489.00 2017 Bonnes-Mares 150cl 998.00 2017 Musigny […]

three reds: average age 25 – including the 2014…

three reds: average age 25 – including the 2014…

1991 Vaudoisey-Creusefond Pommard 1er Epenots A great year of the Côte de Nuits – in my experience – but less-so in the Côte de Beaune. My last couple of these – a few years back – were bacterially unstable – so I was flipping a coin here. This smelled open, fresh and very clean – […]

offer of the day – clos des lambrays 2017

In the wake of all the winemaker changes, it’s almost possible to forget that there is also some wine that they wish to sell! So here you go – the 2017 for you from the usual Swiss merchant. Only the grand cru is offered, so no 1er cru and no whites. Like in 2016, almost […]

weekend wines, week 9 2019

some weekend wines – week 9 2019

A couple of ‘grand’ but ‘ordinary’ wines before their bigger brothers and sisters. Those bigger brothers and sisters had more of everything, but were not necessarily more delicious – there is much value to be found in Burgundy – still! 2017 Céline & Frédéric Gueguen, Sacy ‘Cépage Confidential’ Bourgogne Grand Ordinaire Already in bottle for […]

jean-marc & hughes pavelot’s 2000 savigny dominode

jean-marc & hughes pavelot’s 2000 savigny dominode

2000 Jean-Marc & Hughes Pavelot, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Dominode Plenty of colour. The nose settles with some slightly balsamic notes in an otherwise attractive width of mature red fruit – faintly spiced. Nice lines, and despite plenty of earthy rubble that has formed in the base of this bottle there’s more than a lick of tannin […]

‘bourgogne vs. burgundy – what’s in a name?’

I dismissed the BIVB‘s press release about this last year, probably because I had better things to do around the time of the harvest – actually it was the 12th September, so I’m sure I’d probably finished by then – but I digress! In essence, they want to change the way that others speak: “To […]

old, but not past it* bourgogne blanc

old, but not past it* bourgogne blanc

*Past it – informal British: Too old to be of any use or any good at anything! But it seems that the ‘good luck lightning‘ can still strike twice in the same place! 1996 Patrick Javillier, Bourgogne Cuvée Forgets A nose of some weight, freshness and faint truffle. Round, vibrant but with very balanced acidity […]

tart > devauges < lambrays

tart > devauges < lambrays

Well, that didn’t take long, did it(?) I alluded to it yesterday, and the same evening, LVMH (via Reuters) and La Revue du Vin de France, chose to make it official within 10 minutes of each-other: Jacques Devauges has left the Clos de Tart, to take a short walk through the village, to take over […]

a little gratuitous horse ploughing :)

In French, from Marie-Antoinette Szczypiorski of the the French wine publication, Bettane et Desseauve, following the team of Chandon de Briailles in Corton Clos du Roi…  

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