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a return to taste: de montille 06 bourgogne

a return to taste: de montille 06 bourgogne

It’s been a long time since I posted, and I think there have been too many “harvest” entries and not enough slurping – so here is a TN for you. It may have been the occasion – a pique-nique en famille – or merely the fact that this bottle was a gift (and therefore free […]

faded beauty, or lady in waiting ?

1998 Confuron-Cotetidot, Clos de Vougeot

1998 Confuron-Cotetidot Clos de Vougeot Medium pale ruby, just touched with garnet. Medium tapering rim, clear at the very edge. Paler than I expected from a “modern” producer in a robust vintage. Nose is robust and earthy, and also high-toned, with some sweet red cherry fruit sandwiched in the middle. It comes across as sappy […]

hot pinots from chile

hot pinots from chile

A couple of contrasting examples of Chilean Pinot Noir for you this time. The first is one of Decanter’s “Top 50 New World Pinot Noirs”, the second didn’t gain that honour. And, true to my title, both are ‘hot’, one with alcohol, the other – punished by my writing – in the sense of American […]

a nice suprise

Remoissenet 1976 Le Montrachet

Well back in March Bernard Repolt had said we were in for a treat “if the bottle is good”, but when the cork came out so did all my fears. I’d never seen anything like this before, but the good news was that the clean end was in the bottle and the mess had eaten […]

Not quite Burgundy …

… but this one comes about as close as I have tasted from Australia. I am constantly trying out New World Pinot Noirs at home as well as at trade fairs, looking for the delicacy and definition that excites me in Burgundy. Oh – and looking for better values too. I find it hard work, […]

the one that got away

Clos St.Jacques Pernot-Fourrier

A little tardy, but I thought I would share with you my notes on probably the only dinner that Bill didn’t get to in Glasgow last month. There were some beauties here, not least of which was the gorgeous Pernot-Fourrier. This is the same domaine as is run today by Jean-Marie Fourrier. Before Jean-Claude took […]