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2009 château des jacques oak-a-go-go

2009 château des jacques oak-a-go-go

2009 Château des Jacques, Moulin à Vent Champ de Cour Still quite a deep colour, not too much maturity. The nose is large, forward, sweet and cushioned – but this potentially delicious red fruit is still completely wrapped in vanilla oak – how did that happen?! This is supple and round with juicy, sweet fruit […]

another gratuitous bud burst…

another gratuitous bud burst…

Yesterday Volnay, today Moulin à Vent’s (Jadot’s) Clos du Grand Carquelin – all here is clearly a week or-so ahead of the Côte d’Or, and apparently we are about 2 weeks ahead of a ‘normal year‘ – whatever one of those is… Despite the blue sky and sunshine, today was markedly chilly – a strong […]

the force is strong with this one…

the force is strong with this one…

Today in the Clos Santenots. Pinot is always behind the chardonnay in terms of who has leaves and flowers, but the pinot is starting to push now….

weekend wines – unlucky week 13? (2017)

weekend wines – unlucky week 13? (2017)

Actually very lucky! 2014 Sylvain Pataille, Marsannay Clos du Roy Ooh that’s a lovely nose – deep but round – forward fruit but really only modestly accented with a little roses from the whole clusters. Supple, round but with depth and energy too – great texture. A wine that might best most 2015s from Marsannay. […]

adieu le pan(?)

adieu le pan(?)

A shame – we need lots of different views…

marsannay 2014…

marsannay 2014…

Bernard Bouvier, Isabelle Collotte, Laurent Fournier and Sylvain Pataille… A great tasting of Marsannay 2014 yesterday with 4 talented producers – plus wines from many other (very interesting!) domaines too – over 40 wines. Timed just to fit into the March report – online before the end of April!

offer of the day – william fevre 2015

Interestingly my last comparison with this merchant is 2008 (in brackets) I think – all the wines are cheaper now! CHABLIS WILLIAM FEVRE CHABLIS 2015 CHABLIS Village 75cl 19.00 (24.00) Swiss Francs PREMIERS CRUS – DOMAINE CHABLIS Montée de Tonnerre 75cl 38.00 (39.50) GRANDS CRUS – DOMAINE CHABLIS Preuses 75cl 65.00 (69.00) CHABLIS Bougros Côtes […]

viré-clessé celebrates its 19th spring ‘open-doors’

viré-clessé celebrates its 19th spring ‘open-doors’

If you find yourself with nothing to do over the Easter weekend – and are in easy traveling distance of Viré-Clessé – why not? Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April 2017, from 10h00 to 19h00, visitors can taste the wines of producers in Viré-Clessé in 29 cellars spread over the villages of Viré and Clessé. […]

strong prices @ hospices de nuits

Not to forget, just a few days ago we had the 56th auction of the wines of the Hospices de Nuits St.Georges – held this year at the Château du Clos de Vougeot. Maître Daniel Herry, auctioneers from Beaune, were responsible for a sale that raised 1.157 million Euros, much of which will go toward […]

beaujolais 2015 & the current market for bj…

My February 2017 report is now online, and it’s a 2015 Beaujolais-fest. 51 domaines and 355 wines – it’s also a great vintage! In 2016, only 3 French regions experienced an increase in both their wine sales volumes and values; Beaujolais, Burgundy and Corsica. The crus of Beaujolais had 42% of their region’s sales volume […]

le vins,  le weekend, week 12 2017 

le vins, le weekend, week 12 2017 

1990 Penley Estate, Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon I thought that I’d broken the cork – it came out so easily – but no. The end of the cork, almost black and heavy with cassis – this wine seemed in good shape despite the cork. In the glass it wasn’t to be – the colour was relatively […]

today in the clos de vougeot (2)

today in the clos de vougeot (2)

Just a wonderful spring day today – fabulous weather.  

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