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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…

the producers of week 42…

the producers of week 42…

A selection of producers from this week’s visiting schedule:

Just the one from Fixin...

both côtes, in the dry…

Cool, certainly, but no rain or snow today. I’ve visited a dozen or-so producers today and have had great discussions – you can see a few pics here – up to mid-week -but now it’s the weekend! One view today in Fixin (below), the rest taken between Santenay and Chassagne.  

Over Tessons towards Meursault...

la première neige…

No we are not in Val d’Isère today, but at 8am it was 3°C and raining in the Beaune, but in the Hautes Côtes, there were reports of snow-flakes – later I saw the pictures from Marsannay too. It would have been kind of cool to get a pic of golden and red leaved vines […]

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