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week(end) 11 – a tasty wine selection (part 2)…

week(end) 11 – a tasty wine selection (part 2)…

I suppose you could call this a warm-up for the ‘Grands Jours’, that week of tastings every two years, where it is literally impossible to attend every ‘session’ that you are either invited to, or have subscribed for! Having decided to miss the Nuits St.Georges half-marathon, the associated tasting in Nuits and the auction of […]

week(end) 11 – a tasty wine selection (part 1)…

week(end) 11 – a tasty wine selection (part 1)…

2000 Louis Jadot, Beaune 1er Clos des Ursules This must be about the 7th or 8th bottle from a full case – like all the others, this has a modest intensity but a far from modest complexity and overall drinkability. Lovely wine – also a better showing than the recent 2000 Clos des Lambrays… Rebuy […]

burgundy report ‘freeview’

burgundy report ‘freeview’

The notes from a small but perfectly formed cadre of growers from 18 months ago – don’t forget that all the older Burgundy Reports become ‘free to view’ when they are 18 months old… Here: July 2014

don’t miss viewing…

Highly recommended – a super interview of Christophe Roumier by Steve Tanzer: incredible perspective on the recent history of Burgundy from Christophe Roumier and @StephenTanzer1 https://t.co/15IoQitgIx @vinousmedia — Antonio Galloni (@AntonioGalloni) March 17, 2016 I see a few interesting videos here too from Sarah Marsh: Burgundy Briefing: Winners and Losers on the Hill Of Gold. […]

burgundian half-marathons…

burgundian half-marathons…

Above, some (light!) preparation for Saturday’s half-marathon from Nuits St.Georges. In front is Romanée St.Vivant. The wall on the left is that of Romanée-Conti… I didn’t feel the need to prove myself in this one, having been well beaten by Boris Champy, and pipped by Frederic Barnier in the last one – it’s better for […]

chezeaux’s 2013 cazetiers – gevrey 1er

chezeaux’s 2013 cazetiers – gevrey 1er

2013 des Chezeaux, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Les Cazetiers Versus the recent 13 Lavaux of this domaine, this has more modest, medium, medium-plus colour. The nose starts rather undemonstrative and with a faintly toasted reduction. This cleans-up its act in the glass, becoming perfectly clean with a deep well of faint fruit but the top notes are […]

albert boillot’s 2012 volnay les petits poisots

albert boillot’s 2012 volnay les petits poisots

2012 Albert Boillot, Volnay Les Petits Poisots Medium, medium-plus colour. A lovely, fresh, silky, herbed but fine red-fruited nose – this is very attractive. Fresh and wide across the palate. Good complexity of dark-red fruit, very faintly accented with spice. Like the nose, there’s a little herb in the mid-palate, almost a suggestion of bitterness […]

changes at château de pommard…

changes at château de pommard…

Today’s press release from the Château de Pommard. Under their new ownership, they are very much moving forward with a business-centric approach: Château de Pommard builds its international sales network Hires Ann Feely as Chief Commercial Officer Pommard, France 14th March 2016 Château de Pommard is expanding its sales and marketing organization and create an […]

rotisserie wine, walking vougeot, bizarre service…

rotisserie wine, walking vougeot, bizarre service…

A lovely lunch at the Rotisserie de Chambertin at the end of last week – as, to-date, always. Interestingly we were introduced to the following wine (right), described on their ‘open wines’ blackboard list as 2002 Gevrey 1er Les Corbeaux, by Trapet – it was a €14 glass – but that seemed reasonable for a […]

Fixin Clos des Perrères...

a fine thursday ‘on tour’

The last rays of sun over Romanée-Conti towards the Clos de Vougeot. Never more than 4°C, plus a chilly wind, but lovely views across the Côte de Nuits yesterday…  

ouf!

ouf!

Well, I suppose I deserve it for complaining about 10-12°C during the whole of November to February 😉 A Pernand car-park…

Lopping - it's that time of year in Beaune

mainly santenots today…

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