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burgundian wine theatre…

burgundian wine theatre…

 Pic taken at the weekend… There’s more than a touch of theatre to the (work in progress) new cuverie of JC Boisset in Nuits St.Georges. It’s not going to be ready for this year’s harvest – but that’s probably just as well given the low yields in 2016 – Can’t you hear the obvious conversation […]

a few wines from the château de meursault

a few wines from the château de meursault

A chance weekend tasting 😉 Whilst the local pricing is rather high, these wines really do have more than a pretension to be high-value wines these days… 2013 Beaune 1er Les Grèves Optical sorting with 3 different cameras, foudres too since 2013 A really super depth of aroma – clearly edged with oak notes, but […]

legal: don’t speak to him…

It is said in Nuits that the people of Maison Ilan or their legal representatives have contacted suppliers, warning them not speak to the journalist inquiring about Mr. Walker’s woes – apparently with “discrete but obvious legal threats…” I assume that those representatives no-longer want grape business from their previous suppliers, hence, 2015 would effectively […]

move over drc – for expensive bouchard père…

move over drc – for expensive bouchard père…

You didn’t think that I’d let this slip by eh? I may have previously mentioned that I bought wine at the last ex-cellars sale of Bouchard Père et Fils wines, in that particular case from Sothebys. At the weekend there was another sale, again featuring ex-cellars wines, but this time it was Christies with the […]

a little pre-harvesting change of scene…

a little pre-harvesting change of scene…

Breakfast at 2,350 metres on the Niesen – and a great breakfast too vs most in the Swiss Alps.  

offer of the day – leroy…

Or maybe that should be offer of the millennium? It would set you back a mere $43,400 for one each of these wines – a little over $800 as an average bottle price – clearly a bagatelle for some, though on the other hand, probably enough to fit wells and sanitation to a number of […]

2000

weekend wines – week 34

Quite a ‘classical’ weekend selection: More concise reflections/recollections than full tasting notes: The Faiveley 2000 Mazis-Chambertin wore a normal Faiveley label to the front, but a Tastevinage label to the rear. This opened up very slowly from an ultra-discreet start to something that opened out ever-wider on the palate. Not an amazingly complex wine, and […]

boisset’s turn of the screw (cap)…

boisset’s turn of the screw (cap)…

I don’t consider myself to be an ultra-classicist, actually I really don’t know what to call myself, but (not so) secretly I’d prefer my whites to be sealed with DIAM these days – not having personally experienced a bad bottle. The producers will tell you that the best corks produce the best bottles, but frankly […]

Saint Aubin

a little weekend imagery…

The mid-afternoon heat was quite oppressive this weekend – about 37°C’s worth – but the views were good!

a few chartron 2014s…

a few chartron 2014s…

An impromptu visit chez Chartron at the weekend in Puligny. Much is already sold out from 2014, what remains is thoroughly drinkable too! One bottle of 2014 Montrachet remains, but for €650 we didn’t open that one 🙂 2014 Rully Montmorans Open, fresh, an attractive nose. Here is a lovely citrus intensity and a suggestion […]

2hl/ha? it ain’t half hot mum!

2hl/ha? it ain’t half hot mum!

 Beaune, 21h00 tonight This morning really reminded me of 2015 – getting the gardening done before 10am – before the temperatures got too high. Late afternoon Beaune sweltered in 37°C – long live aircon I say, having travelled 4 hours from Bern! Despite this week’s similarity to 2015, this time last year the Côte d’Or […]

a mid-week pair, gueguen and bichot…

a mid-week pair, gueguen and bichot…

Two lovely mid-week wines, both eminently ‘recommendable’ but the Gueguen comes first on a scale of absolute deliciousness! 2014 Gueguen, Bourgogne Côtes d’Auxerre Chardonnay A pale lemon-yellow colour. It’s a fresh nose, and honestly, if I told you it was a nice crisp Chablis with a hint of salinity and some citrus fruit – you […]

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