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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…  

all change today in morey st.denis…

all change today in morey st.denis…

Important, grand cru, changes are underway today in Morey St.Denis. It has been known, for a little while, that Jacques Devauges will be leaving Clos de Tart – after (in my opinion) too short a tenure. I believe that Jacques liberated the wine of Clos de Tart – so oft a wine that was constrained […]

weekend wines – week 8 2019

weekend wines – week 8 2019

A lovely, diverse, selection this weekend: 2014 Yvon et Laurent Vorcoret, Chablis 1er Fourchaume Still relatively modest colour. A nose that, after the Italian, is clearly more powerful and sweepingly saline. Supple, wide, complex, saline – mineral – ooh – you know what? This is absolutely great. There’s such a depth of long, lingering flavour. […]

views of, and from, corton-charlemagne today…

views of, and from, corton-charlemagne today…

2009 cécile tremblay la croix blanche

2009 cécile tremblay la croix blanche

2009 Cécile Tremblay, Bourgogne La Croix Blanche Still good colour – it’s aging so very slowly. Wide complex, slightly saline accents to the aroma. Round but fresh, open, still a large grain of tannin, adding richness as it warms in the glass. But this is fresh and long with a modest but present intensity. Ooh […]

class…

Which way?

a few beaujolais views from today…

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