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une samedi vivant…

une samedi vivant…

Above Saturday’s fog of Beaune, a spectacular view and just a little ‘culture’ too…

le weekend, les wines…

le weekend, les wines…

2000 Nicolas Potel, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Peuillets Ooh! This smells fine; deep, faintly musky, with warm leaves and an appealing sweetness. Fine texture on the tongue with a sweetness of mature red pinot fruit. I love Peuillets, having also collected the Camille Giroud version since the 04 vintage. This is too good for typing – […]

sunday – hospices plus pommard et meursault

sunday – hospices plus pommard et meursault

bouchard’s 1994 cuvée carnot – drinking at last!

bouchard’s 1994 cuvée carnot – drinking at last!

Who would of thought – One of my 1994s has come around! 1994 Bouchard Père, Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot Well, normally these have both smelled and tasted rather ‘hard’ but here is a rather welcoming, sweet and warm aroma – slightly stewing fruit, but attractive all the same. In the mouth there a nice […]

the producers of week 43…

the producers of week 43…

A selection of producers from this weeks visiting schedule.

saturday – it is not allowed…

saturday – it is not allowed…

What you hear every day in Switzerland 😉

Chassagne overground

23rd – a busy day….

And on the table, that was just the reds 😉

3 little somethings from the last weekend…

3 little somethings from the last weekend…

I should really post my weekend wines – before I forget them! – eh? Particularly as the Jadot is second only to the ’71 Chambertin this year… 2007 L+A Lignier, Morey St.Denis 1er Cuvée Romain Lignier Relatively deep colour for an 07. The nose is pure, deep Morey and I like the weight. In the […]

Autumnal Clos de Vougeot...

an autumnal impression today…

Whilst I covered plenty of the côtes again today, it was at a little more leisurely pace – just three appointments, though the first was well over 2 hours – so perhaps that was just as well! It was looking just a little more Autumnal today…

The lower part of Chassagne Clos St.Jean

taxing appointments

No that’s not François Hollande’s new ruse! I started in the south, and slowly worked north today. Vigneron(ne)s in Chassagne, then Beaune, then the Hautes Còtes de Nuits then Gevrey. 12°C and a lovely light again today, until about 4pm when the cloud was in the ascendant. All is dry, even my jog tonight, though […]

Meursault Au villages towards Sous la Velle...

meursault & puligny today

…and in the sun too! One visit there was no winemaker, the next there was two – so I kept my average up this morning

Château de Beaune

going up the mountain…

Only ‘phone shots’ – but today (Sunday) was a nice day today, to walk up to the ‘mountain’ of Beaune…

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