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oops – maison ilan 2010 gevrey 1er corbeaux

oops – maison ilan 2010 gevrey 1er corbeaux

Bottle number 1. I’ve never been one who sets out to write things with the potential to annoy a producer, indeed, if I don’t like the wines of a certain domaine, I actively avoid visiting, preferring to visit, and write about, somebody who provides more interest and colour. Such is his ‘story’, Ray Walker certainly […]

perrot-minot 2010 morey saint denis, la rue de vergy

perrot-minot 2010 morey saint denis, la rue de vergy

There can’t be many producers that have done such an about-face in wine style in the last years. Although I found some of these wines marvellously impressive in 2005, it was 2006 that (I think) saw the last of the highly concentrated, and often hard to love, wines from this domaine. 2007 was a new […]

2006+2007 tollot-beaut slb champ-chevrey – updated!

2006+2007 tollot-beaut slb champ-chevrey – updated!

Let’s open two of the same – a year apart. Well, what else is one to do on a Thursday? 2007 is a vintage that’s rather looked down upon, yet is better than 2000, and all the people who currently like 2000 complain about 2007 – oh well! Then there’s 2006. A very good Côte […]

confuron-cotetidot’s 2006 vosne-romanée

confuron-cotetidot’s 2006 vosne-romanée

2006 Confuron-Cotetidot, Vosne-Romanée Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose has just a few ‘pinched’, high-toned seconds before opening its aromatic wings; depth, great red+ fruit, spice and a very slowly growing floral aromatic. Class! Even before the nose kicks into gear, the palate is full, round, and bedded in a lovely blend of ripe tannin and […]

a et p de villiane 2012 mercurey les montots

a et p de villiane 2012 mercurey les montots

Two for the price of one! At the weekend I drank Domaine Bernard Moreau’s 2012 Bourgogne Pinot Noir and it was just a lovely, friendly, round, ripe and concentrated wine for the label. A real beauty! Here, a wine from Aubert and Pamela. It has a little more structure, but is built from the same […]

wednesday: pics, fat whites & shameful herbicide treatments…

wednesday: pics, fat whites & shameful herbicide treatments…

The warm (20-22°C) weather continues; blue sky and sunshine: A tough tasting during the day – 70 whites from the Mâconnais, mainly 2012s. It’s a very small list of producers whose wines I would buy… Much worse that fat, concentrated white Macon, was the sight of vines which had clear signs of herbicide treatments – […]

a short jog around gevrey/morey before dinner – and more…

a short jog around gevrey/morey before dinner – and more…

Time seems of the essence this week; more tastings than makes sense if you get entrance to them all, but the BIVB have been careful to spread people out. Still, you might not have thought so with the throng of people at the Vosne-Romanée tasting yesterday morning! In the end, it’s hardly possible to taste […]

a few notes from today…

a few notes from today…

Of-course it’s Grands Jours de Bourgogne week, and you know that there was a bit of early jogging – but it was worth it, despite the freezing hands 😉 Tastings in Chablis today, and the it’s an impressive undertaking to get so many producers and tasters together, so much so that it can be rather […]

first rays of sun on 1er cru mont de milieu…

first rays of sun on 1er cru mont de milieu…

Awake at 6:30am, so I decided to go out for a run. Virtually 7:00am, on the nail, the first rays of sun penetrated the frosty morning:

just one of those picturesque days…

just one of those picturesque days…

A lovely day Spring day, where I am mainly (but not completely, obviously!) in Chablis.

camille giroud 2010 chassagne vergers

camille giroud 2010 chassagne vergers

Oof! This was ‘flippin’ singing! The preface to a quartet of 11s from C.Giroud from my annual purchases – all first-time out. This pretty-much stole the show… 2010 Camille Giroud, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Les Vergers Medium golden colour. Both nose and palate are direct and mineral – zinging intensity on the palate, and certainly not the […]

The first Burgundy-Report Extra! (by subscription)

The next days will see some technical improvements to what you see (I think!) and the updating of the Homepage to reflect this new dimension to Burgundy Report. But the basic implementation seems to work – unless you tell me otherwise…(?) So here is the first report, which contains the link to become a subscriber. […]

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