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chezeaux’s 2013 cazetiers – gevrey 1er

chezeaux’s 2013 cazetiers – gevrey 1er

2013 des Chezeaux, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Les Cazetiers Versus the recent 13 Lavaux of this domaine, this has more modest, medium, medium-plus colour. The nose starts rather undemonstrative and with a faintly toasted reduction. This cleans-up its act in the glass, becoming perfectly clean with a deep well of faint fruit but the top notes are […]

albert boillot’s 2012 volnay les petits poisots

albert boillot’s 2012 volnay les petits poisots

2012 Albert Boillot, Volnay Les Petits Poisots Medium, medium-plus colour. A lovely, fresh, silky, herbed but fine red-fruited nose – this is very attractive. Fresh and wide across the palate. Good complexity of dark-red fruit, very faintly accented with spice. Like the nose, there’s a little herb in the mid-palate, almost a suggestion of bitterness […]

changes at château de pommard…

changes at château de pommard…

Today’s press release from the Château de Pommard. Under their new ownership, they are very much moving forward with a business-centric approach: Château de Pommard builds its international sales network Hires Ann Feely as Chief Commercial Officer Pommard, France 14th March 2016 Château de Pommard is expanding its sales and marketing organization and create an […]

rotisserie wine, walking vougeot, bizarre service…

rotisserie wine, walking vougeot, bizarre service…

A lovely lunch at the Rotisserie de Chambertin at the end of last week – as, to-date, always. Interestingly we were introduced to the following wine (right), described on their ‘open wines’ blackboard list as 2002 Gevrey 1er Les Corbeaux, by Trapet – it was a €14 glass – but that seemed reasonable for a […]

Fixin Clos des Perrères...

a fine thursday ‘on tour’

The last rays of sun over Romanée-Conti towards the Clos de Vougeot. Never more than 4°C, plus a chilly wind, but lovely views across the Côte de Nuits yesterday…  

ouf!

ouf!

Well, I suppose I deserve it for complaining about 10-12°C during the whole of November to February 😉 A Pernand car-park…

Lopping - it's that time of year in Beaune

mainly santenots today…

all the seasons…

all the seasons…

Okay, perhaps not all the seasons – the amount of sun was a little more limited – but there was a little in Beaune today! It seems bizarre that we have had 10-12°C for most of the winter, and then in the last days, flurries of snow – only a flurry this morning in Beaune […]

lambrays or pommard? I’ll take bouley’s pommard ;-)

lambrays or pommard? I’ll take bouley’s pommard ;-)

A nice lineup this weekend: 1979 André Nudant, Corton-Charlemagne Hmm – this is really not so dark a colour – I see more in some 2012s! Medium, medium-plus golden. The nose is wide, faintly sweet, citrussy pineapple, waxy, deep, lanolin and cream – very fine. Fresh, saline, modestly sweet, long, faintly creamy in the length […]

Distinction Saint-Vincent 2016 – Mâcons 2014 & 2015

Distinction Saint-Vincent 2016 – Mâcons 2014 & 2015

Unfortunately, I couldn’t make this tasting this year, but here, double-quick, are the results from the judging that took place last Friday evening – and from hundreds of wines presented – tasted by over 100 winemakers: 2014 Mâcon whites and reds 2015 Mâcon whites, rosé and reds! Enjoy…

chezeaux’s 2013 lavaux st.jacques…

chezeaux’s 2013 lavaux st.jacques…

2013 Chezeaux, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Lavaux St.Jacques I guess that this will be the first of these vinified by Amèlie Berthaut… Rather deeply coloured. Wide and sweet, the nose has a macerating black cherry note, very faintly accented with floral references. Large and intensely flavoured – almost black fruit. A subtle undertow of tannic texture, then […]

The key of Clos de la Barre

volnay pics from this week…

More Volnay – yesterday and today – it’s not yet over!  

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