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jj confuron 2009 nuits les fleurières

jj confuron 2009 nuits les fleurières

More traction for DIAM – here with the version 5 – it’s not just whites that are moving in this direction. 2009 JJ Confuron, Nuits St.Georges Les Fleurières Medium-plus colour, some purple hues. The nose has quite some ripe depth, perhaps going lower with a hint of toastiness – it takes a while, but eventually […]

bruno and biothythms…

bruno and biothythms…

Maybe it’s my biorhythms – I don’t know, but this is the third bottle out of the last four I’ve opened that is irredeemably corked – triple-ouch!!!

corks – gone to the dogs…

corks – gone to the dogs…

From the American kennel Club Gazette (no-less!):

jc boisset screwcap – 2007 marsannay blanc…

jc boisset screwcap – 2007 marsannay blanc…

Ah, those whacky French, always looking to knock a good idea on the head! I present the 2007 JC Boisset Marsannay Blanc. An unusual wine with a relatively unusual seal – but one that works very well – almost! The problem is, if you buy it in France, they still have to add the tax-paid […]

the curse of cork…

Whilst I’d be the first to point to the massive improvement – at least in terms of TCA – of decent cork suppliers, the relatively fewer number of spoilt bottles still doesn’t make you feel better when you have a bad one. 2008 Paul Pillot Chassagne-Montrachet 1er La Grande Montagne – cork and contents – […]

laurent ponsot’s new ‘plastic corks’…

laurent ponsot’s new ‘plastic corks’…

So here we have (potentially) progress in Côte de Nuits Grand Cru seals – Olivier Leflaive has already used them for a year or two in the Côte de Beaune. I retain that hint of caveat as regards ‘progress’ because there are no 20, 30, 40+ year-old bottles to deliver proof-positive. That said, what we […]

a new seal…

a new seal…

Something new has been delivered – and that’s a Grand Cru – more info to follow…