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vines for m&m…

Ah, finally some real work for the team at M&M – hope they have trained their backs for all that bending!

tough weekend at home…

tough weekend at home…

Well, what else are you supposed to do when it rains? Maybe a note or two over the next days! In the meantime to give your mouse something to do, try Lettie Teague‘s view of 2010 blanc.

gilles bouton 2010 st.aubin les champlots

Just for a change, a red St.Aubin. 2010 Gilles Bouton, St.Aubin 1er Les Champlots Medium cherry red. Some clean, high-toned and glossy red cherry fruit but overall a bit tight. Fresh, with acid-borne intensity. This wine has both energy and a lovely crunchy fruit. Lovely as it is, and as well priced as it is, I’d be getting my enjoyment this year before whatever padding the fruit may currently be providing fades… Rebuy – Yes, but be quick!

ws – the magazine…

ws – the magazine…

Sounds like a film: Winesearcher – The Magazine Looks a lot of work too, oh, and nobody mention ‘the troublemaker Harmonia axyridis‘

gilles bouton 2010 st.aubin en remilly

2010 Gilles Bouton, St.Aubin 1er En Remilly Pale colour. Wide, slightly waxy impression, some faint herbs and with a little yellow fruit too. Fresh, nicely intense with just a hint of mouth-puckering acidity – but not overly so. The flavour of greeen-skinned fruits comes through in mouth-watering fashion. Racy and fun – lovely stuff. Rebuy – Yes

one word (or not)

Those funny guys at UK merchant Justerini & Brooks put the Burgundians on the spot. Funny stuff! One word (Part 1) One word (Part 2)

gilles bouton 2010 st.aubin le chatenière

2010 Gilles Bouton, St.Aubin 1er Le Chatenière Pale colour. A hint of oak toast and clean high-toned aromas, slowly it has more of a brioche impression before disappearing completely. Leaner than the Dents du Chien, with a linear minerality – quite some intensity too – a burst of flavour in the mid-palate with a new, faintly sweet herbal note. Understated, lingering finish that’s couched with a subtle sweetness. Great value wine without a doubt. Rebuy – Yes

dublère 2007 savigny peuillets blanc

dublère 2007 savigny peuillets blanc

2007 Dublère, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Peuillets Medium lemon-yellow. Wide, inviting, clean citrus fruit and flower notes. After the M&M 06 Puligny, this is much more mineral and lithe – as much the vintage as the vines. Lovely acidity is smoothly rendered and underpinning the intensity and leaving a mouth-watering finish. Excellent Rebuy – Yes

mischief and mayhem 2006 puligny-montrachet

mischief and mayhem 2006 puligny-montrachet

2006 Mischief and Mayhem, Puligny-Montrachet Golden colour. The nose has more than a little butterscotch and a core of floral aromas – eventually an appealing, if slightly disconcerting balsamic note that reminds me more of a red wine. The has a whack of quite powerful flavour, waxy silkiness and sufficient (plenty in a 2006 context) acidity for good balance. The finishing flavour is long with a hint of mineral, but also a trace of oxidation. Fully enjoyed, that oxidative note certainly not spoiling things but it would remind me to finish these up and replace with a younger vintage. Rebuy – No

jancis and fast multitasking

Jancis in a pickle: Any idea what “onenttaion” is? Apparently the 2010s of Domaine Leroy have more of it than the 2009s. And Leroy’s Clos Vougeot 2010 in particular is “vy conn ad ar” From FT.com and also jr.com [Archive]

gilles bouton blagny 2010 1er sous les puits

I’ve got 2006 to 2009 of this wine, and those bottles have shown both concentration and a very similar family resemblance. This 2010, by comparison, is rather blowsy and hardly shows that resemblance today – it remains a good value wine for the cost ex-domaine, but versus what I’ve experienced in recent vintages, this is (today, at least) a relative disappointment. It remains not that much more expensive than sought-after bourgognes so shows value for all that. 2010 Gilles Bouton, Blagny 1er Sous le Puits Rather paler colour than previous vintages. The aroma is rather faint but with a warm, slightly dark sweetness. Some silkiness and a decent balance of acidity. The flavour is rather understated, and far from unpleasant – what’s missing is a [….]

last snow for 2012…

last snow for 2012…

Last of the snow for 2012 – it was a bit too slushy for those with bad technique (me) so I cut my days short – pretty though!

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