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drc corton-charlemagne… ‘what has gone so wrong, so fast?’

drc corton-charlemagne… ‘what has gone so wrong, so fast?’

Exclusive: Burgundy's Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Leases Corton-Charlemagne Vineyard | News | News & Features | Wine Spectator https://t.co/QLMGniupLq — bill nanson (@billnanson) May 15, 2018 The quality of the vineyard work and resulting wines of the new team of DRC are assured, as are the open arms of DRC customers wishing to buy these […]

both côtes today…

both côtes today…

Côte de Nuits vineyard royalty this afternoon… The weather just got better and better today – until nearly 9pm – when just as I was searching for my running shoes the heavens opened. Maybe I’ll run tomorrow instead, but the forecast isn’t good…  

A new one, so no comparison - opened 09 May

the last few days…

A weekend of Beaujolais samples, visits to the ‘fair’ in Bern and watching my irises (slowly) open! It’s good to compare the types of iris, because despite lots of ice and snow between February and April, and so feeling that the plants have a later start this year versus the last, I have one type […]

2015 reds from jules desjourneys

2015 reds from jules desjourneys

Samples shipped to me by Fabien Dupperay’s PR company – there’s €10 there, just in corks… I tasted some of these just one year ago with Fabien (here for subscribers), but they were still in tank as he bottles late – he was planning for August 2017. Here I get to try the finished product. […]

the decadence of fourrier’s 2003 clos st.jacques

the decadence of fourrier’s 2003 clos st.jacques

I bought the wines of this estate from about 1998-2005 – usually a mix of village Gevrey and Chambolle VVs plus the ubiquitous Clos St.Jacques and the Griotte – I think there may have been a couple of Morey Clos Solon purchases afterwards, but even that got to a price that I wasn’t prepared to […]

weekend wines – week 19 2018

weekend wines – week 19 2018

The Spiess was a cheap and super-cheerful wine with sweetness but balanced, gushing acidity – one to be careful of in the sunshine as the bottle will empty very quickly! 1996 Guy Castagnier, Clos St.Denis Bottle one – such a brutal level of TCA – I didn’t like how the cork smelled when pulled, and […]

a replacement for the shocker…

a replacement for the shocker…

2005 JC Boisset, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Hautes-Jarrons ​As ‘understudy’ to the poor Ecard Savigny I looked to see if I had the same vineyard/vintage from another source – almost – it was a super-sub more like! A deep colour and still quite young-looking too. The nose is fresh, wide and direct, dark fruit and faint spice. […]

Online – Burgundy Report, March 2018

Online – Burgundy Report, March 2018

It’s a couple of days late – sorry about that – but now online is my March report for subscribers: Included in this issue are the wines of over 50 domaines – about 40 of which are new names to the report. The domaines cover the full geographic spectrum of Burgundy – from Beaujolais, Chablis, […]

a shocker of a 2005 savigny…

a shocker of a 2005 savigny…

You could say that this was a disappointment! Maurice Ecard was bought by Bejot in 2006, so certainly before this was bottled. Of-course since the adulteration scandal of 2016, the parent for this ‘brand’ (yes – they all become brands…) is now maison François Martenot… 2005 Maurice Ecard, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Jarrons I last opened […]

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