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a little màv in the morning…

a little màv in the morning…

Lovely light in Beaujolais this morning – but becoming cloudier in the pm. Still, the weather looks nice for the next two days. Following just a few pics from today – all around Moulin à Vent, except where noted elsewhere – usually Fleurie in that case…  

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a weekend wine or two – week 5 2019

I love my snow, but don’t you also just love getting 15 cm of the stuff the day before you have to set off, very early, to Beaujolais? Hopefully the roads are not all stuffed – it’s only 350 km to Moulin-à-Vent… 2012 François Gaunoux, Pommard 1er Grands Epenots Depth of colour. The nose is […]

offer of the day – faiveley 2017…

Whilst I may have missed the 14s, here you can see the ‘progression’ of same merchant’s prices (in Switzerland) for the 12s, 13s, 15s, 16s and now the 2017s. The format here for the prices is simple: 2017 (2016, 2015, 2013, 2012) and — if not previously offered… DOMAINE FAIVELEY 2017 – En Primeur PREMIERS […]

changes at domaine de la romanée-conti

Received from the domaine this morning: “Following the early death of her cousin, Mr Henry-Frédéric Roch, who had been the Domaine’s co-director representing the Leroy Family since 1992 besides Aubert de Villaine, Mrs Perrine Fenal was appointed by her family and nominated by the Domaine shareholders’ meeting of January 23rd 2019 to take this position. […]

dublère’s 2015 côte de léchet

dublère’s 2015 côte de léchet

Next week will be the start of lots of visits and tastings in Beaujolais – but conversely, much less actual wine drinking! Another from this week: 2015 Domaine Dublère, Chablis 1er Côte de Léchet Some golden colour here. Fresh, concentrated yellow fruit, ripe lemon and more, though not much in the way of seashore. In […]

2014 berthaut-gerbet / chézeaux – lavaux

2014 berthaut-gerbet / chézeaux – lavaux

Much nicer than the 2014 Ponsot of a few days ago… 2014 Berthaut-Gerbet / Chézeaux, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Lavaux St.Jacques Ooh, that’s a deep colour. Wide and deeply aromatic – almost a grain of texture to the sumptuously dark fruit. Mouth-filling, silky, growing with both direction and intensity – super length. Such a dark-fruited baby that […]

this week so far – a brace of jcb

this week so far – a brace of jcb

2006 Jean-Claude Boisset, Morey St.Denis 1er Monts Luisants A satisfyingly strong cork is a good start, but a nose such as this takes it to the next level – deep, almost a licorice frame to the dark fruit. Fine volume in the mouth, width, dark fruit that’s redolent of the nose, a modest baseline of […]

offer of the day – louis jadot 2017

DOMAINE LOUIS JADOT 2017 As always, from my locval, Swiss merchant. First the 2016 and then 2015 offer prices in the brackets to compare, and — means not offered) Beaune Clos des Ursules Monopole 1er Cru 2017 75cl 59.00* (59.00, 55.00) (Swiss Francs) Beaune Clos des Ursules Monopole 1er Cru 2017 150cl 123.00 Pommard 1er […]

icymi – new in the côte dijonnaise

Côte Dijonnaise – click the link for more info. Anyone who frequents Beaune will likely know the name of Aegerter for their wine-shop, but they also have a domaine and maison based in Nuits St.Georges; here they annually vinify more than 50 hectares worth of grapes from a diverse selection of terroirs in the Côtes […]

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