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pitiot et poupon maps for your iPad, iPhone, iWhatever….

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audrey says ‘pinot noir’ (and other stories…)

I started not knowing what to think, but you know, it’s growing on me, mainly because of how it finishes A couple of (more) ‘traditional’ wine communications: Eric Rousseau – the man who says no… Putting the bubbles in Romanée-Conti – but who says they were ‘legit’ before being ‘bubbled’?

fourrier 2007 morey st.denis clos solon and brute force…

After the 2005 Goulots, I couldn’t resist attacking another of these. The only real thing to separate the two bottles was a cork that kicked and screamed not to be freed from the neck of the bottle – indeed the first half of the cork completely disintegrated in protest. Fortunately the last half came out with a sigh, and in one piece, so I didn’t have to filter the wine! 2007 Fourrier, Morey St.Denis Clos Solon VV Rebuy – Yes

fourrier 2005 gevrey 1er goulots

fourrier 2005 gevrey 1er goulots

2005 Fourrier, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Les Goulots Opened at lunchtime. This is a deeply coloured wine. To start both the nose and palate betray CO2 and also the aromas of faint reduction that initially masquerade as oak. I waited for the gas and reduction to fade, waiting until the evening – to no avail for the gas, so I shook the bottle to release it – finally the seventh shake had virtually no hiss as I removed my finger – let’s start again. Deep and dark aromas, perhaps a little tight but with a faint strawberry element, eventually a little coal and violet aromas. In the mouth this wine plums impressive depths, and keep it in your mouth and you will meet a significant reserve of [….]

wow – château du clos de vougeot – google earth style

First spotted on Bourgogne Live, isn’t this great(?)! Make me bigger…

A different scale...

last holiday snaps!

This time a few wine-related snaps:

camille-giroud 2001 vosne malconsorts

camille-giroud 2001 vosne malconsorts

Hmm. A bottle of this drunk during the 2012 harvest was just a beautiful bottle of wine – I had to have some. Yet here is a bottle that really didn’t light many fires to start with – the pistachios that I took some solace in, also didn’t taste all that good. Maybe my palate was having a root day… 2001 Camille-Giroud, Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Malconsorts Deep colour. Aromatically – oh yes, I’m interested! Decaying leaves, sweetened at their edges with just the last vestige of a dark rasping textured fruit but a rather herbal note too, that said, the last drops leave a gorgeous acid-cherry impression. Wide, fleet of foot with very good acidity. The flavour starts with just a little metallic taste but [….]

a mix of holiday snaps

a mix of holiday snaps

Probably too many pics – so probably too indulgent, but hey… Tomorrow I’ll bring you some vineyard-related ones.

landscapes 3…

landscapes 3…

The last of my landscapes. Maybe a selection of ‘normal’ pics for the next few days…

domaine david clark no more!

The alert: Tribute to a wine hero: David Clark of Morey St Denis is handing in his secateurs saferbfc.com/m/viticulture/… — Jasper Morris (@justjasper) 6. März 2013 The confirmation: And the low-down from David himself here. I’m having lunch with him in less than 2 weeks, but am not planning to buy his domaine

landscapes 2…

landscapes 2…

Go-on then you clever people – name the vineyard/winery…

lachaux’s lavaux, 2003…

lachaux’s lavaux, 2003…

I bought a mixed six-pack of Lachaux’s innaugural (I think) négoce offering. Now this is opened, a solitary Griotte-Chambertin remains since I made a gift of the Chambertin (now you know what sort of gift I expect from you ) Having enjoyed the NZ style in the last weeks, I thought I would dovetail back into burgundy with something quite ripe – but even here, the accent is very different. 2003 Pascal Lachaux, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Lavaux St.Jacques Deep colour. Deep and dark, slightly stewed fruit – not in a bad way, rather a way that is hinting of a little aromatic development. Time in the glass brings out a lovely violet aromatic. Concentrated, with decent-enough acidity and even a mineral component. The fruit has a [….]

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