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saturday – such a perfect day in the vines…

Traveling with a family – on a Burgundy Report wine tour. We were so lucky with the weather…

the ‘not just’ la romanée tasting last friday…

the ‘not just’ la romanée tasting last friday…

Something of an honour; 72 wines from the domaine of Louis-Michel Liger-Belair, commemorating 200 years since the family established their presence in Burgundy. There was also a brilliant music concert in the evening (including a 302 year-old Stradivarius) followed by dinner, prepared by Pascal Barbot and his team from the 3-star restaurant in Paris, l’Astrance. […]

View over Blanchot Dessous towards Montrachet

montrachet, clos des mouches

A couple of afternoon appointments afforded these views today – fully 33°C too!

last saturday’s blind burgundy extravaganza!

last saturday’s blind burgundy extravaganza!

I get together with a couple of friends once every 6 months or-so, and last weekend we drank (blind) a lovely selection of wines – a modest 12 bottles with good food and good company! The first wine was mine. The Jadot was a 2010 but already with oxidised notes – we cut it some […]

nets! – a walk in volnay…

nets! – a walk in volnay…

Walking around the southern side of Volnay on Wednesday, including high on the hill where the big plot of Ez Blanches has been replanted. I also spotted one of the trial patches of hail netting – 9 rows to be precise. Let’s hope that they don’t have the opportunity to be tested…

smash and grabs in chablis…

Image: Julien Brocard, 29th January 2015. The domaine of Jean-Marc Brocard was, last weekend, targeted by thieves, and not for the first time in recent days. In a ram-raid smash and grab (the domaine and its shop is remote from its home village of Préhy, about 7-8 minutes drive from Chablis town) about 600 bottles […]

a great weekend selection…

a great weekend selection…

A lucky selection – and that was just the house wines for the weekend! 2010 Buisson-Charles, Bourgogne Pinot Noir Medium, medium-pale colour. Pretty, if modest red fruit aromas. Here is a slightly sweet and completely delicious wine – very modest weight and intensity, but it does what it does, excellently! Rebuy – Yes 2008, Joseph […]

summertime…

summertime…

 Vosne-Romanée this week… 36 degrees yesterday, and and practically the whole week with 30°C-plus. Sticky but glorious! Next week starts similarly but cools and becomes a little stormy – so they say anyway! It’s frankly perfect for the flowering as there’s not much wind and the temperature is really driving the process – at this […]

a morey dog and her view…

a morey dog and her view…

The view from Domaine des Beaumonts yetserday late-afternoon, looking towards the hill of Morey St.Denis:

yesterday – a special treat…

yesterday – a special treat…

Of-course, starting in Vosne-Romanée…

Lake Zürich

monday – it must be a chablis day…

Gathered together in Zürich for a nice group tasting – blind of Chablis. I’ll write the notes soon, but there was more than an occasional whiff of oxidation – unfortunately…

grèves vs le chapitre – and the winner is….

grèves vs le chapitre – and the winner is….

1998 Louis Jadot, Beaune 1er Les Grèves A ‘maison’ wine – as there’s no hint of ‘domaine’ on the labels. And this time not corked! The nose is a little herby but there’s a deep, dark-red fruit on the nose too – good focus, though it’s just a little raucous/rustic. In the mouth it’s similar […]

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