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a couple of mid-weekers…

a couple of mid-weekers…

2001 Comtes Lafon, Meursault 1er Les Perrières A deepish colour. The nose is a little tired, but not oxidised – it remains, almost, an invitation. The palate starts narrow then opens wider and wider – there is an energy zip here and a really profound depth of delicious finishing flavour – surely for drinking up, […]

Volnay

wind, sun, rain and fog – a normal autumn in beaune

Wednesday morning in Aloxe-Corton… I haven’t yet posted any pics of this week so far – truth be told it’s been quite miserable this week so far, except for Monday and Tuesday afternoon. On Monday the mercury (not the wine) hit 22°C and there was a strong wind too – I wouldn’t have wanted to […]

icymi – week 44-45 2018…

A few articles of reasonable to great worth that I’ve assembled over the last week or two: revealed-why-your-pinot-noir-is-actually-a-pinot-blanc-or-was-that-a-pinot-gris Something to get your teeth into – but not too long… trouble-with-cellaring-wine Nicely observed! Tim_Atkin_MW:_Its_heating_up_in_Burgundy Given it’s short length, this can only be described as a hit and run piece, but that doesn’t make it any less […]

20 brilliant beaujolais nouveau – what will you be drinking on thursday?

20 brilliant beaujolais nouveau – what will you be drinking on thursday?

 Image: Courtesy ‘InterBeaujolais’ 2018, in general, was the continuation of 2017; an early harvest. The Beaujolais grapes had super maturity, and no blockage to their maturity was reported despite 4 very dry months before the harvest. ‘Fermentations went really very fast in most places. A richness of sugar was apparent – unsurprising giving indications of […]

a couple of weekend 45 (2018) wines…

a couple of weekend 45 (2018) wines…

No notes taken at the time, but easy to recollect: 2007 Comtes Lafon, Monthelie 1er Les Duresses Directly a lovely wine – open like all 2007s, but with a little more zip to the energy and more complexity than most. Very stable wine too – it was opened on Friday but only finished on Sunday […]

#2017burgundyreport – the winemakers visited in week 45, 2018

#2017burgundyreport – the winemakers visited in week 45, 2018

Last week’s happy producers, including the last of the ‘white wine’ domaines for October’s Burgundy-Report – out at the end of the month – as I transitioned to ‘predominantly’ red wine domaines for the November report. A Burgundy Report EXTRA! subscription costs 85 Swiss Francs per year. Subscribe to Burgundy Report

volnay, chassagne, santenay and even maranges…

volnay, chassagne, santenay and even maranges…

Volnay – early! Monday aside, which was typically misty for November, we’ve had lovely sunny mornings but then plenty of rain in the afternoons – particularly yesterday – that was heavy! But today – it was nice all day – I was even tempted to pull out my camera! The effect of the rain was […]

Aloxe - a.m.

another côte de beaune day…

Good Morning, Aloxe-Corton! Wet weather crept up on me today – I entered a tasting room with lovely blue sky and autumnal colours behind me – I came out, not much more than an hour later, and it was dark – at lunchtime! The afternoon became wet – but apart from some good wines in […]

weekend chablis – week 44 2018

weekend chablis – week 44 2018

Rewarding, weekend sippers… 2016 Celine et Frederic Gueguen, Chablis 1er Vosgros Not such a wide nose, but it has depth. Ooh, this slips easily, silkily, into the mouth, but it is also a wine of deep concentration. Widening over the palate, slightly steely, obviously flinty, such an intensity of fresh, pure flavour – but flavour […]

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