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lost merode, found galeyrand!

lost merode, found galeyrand!

Time to catch up on some wines! 2008 Prince Florent de Merode, Ladoix Les Chaillots This wine always hovered between very good or modestly disappointing when young, but all the recent bottles have been very tasty indeed – at least for the price of a modest Bourgogne – in fact this wine has always managed […]

blind wine birthdays…

blind wine birthdays…

I’ve been quite occupied with report writing for the last couple of weeks – but December’s is coming on well – so I’m taking a break to type something that’s over 2 weeks-old. The 50th birthday of a friend, held in Beaune. Plenty of wine, all served blind – it was also the last day […]

some week 48 wines…

some week 48 wines…

I’m sitting at home today with a virus, but I have to be thankfull for its timing, because Saturday was a great night of wines with friends – more from that (maybe) tomorrow. My nose chose to close only on Sunday night! And provided my nose re-opens in time for next Monday’s return to Beaune […]

tasting beyond the limit…

tasting beyond the limit…

It’s not without peril this wine-tasting thing. Yesterday was a modest day from the perspective of ‘number of tastings’ – I had just four appointments, one in the morning and three in the afternoon. But it was far from a modest quantity of samples: Tasting #1 – 31 wines Tasting #2 – 31 wines Tasting […]

just a few bottles from last week/end – week 46

just a few bottles from last week/end – week 46

“Just!” Of-course it was something of a week of spoiling ourselves – almost exclusively in the company of Marko de Morey and his wife, celebrating his 60th birthday. I’m not the biggest fan of conspicuous ‘trophy bottle’ pictures, but they are made to be drunk – and drunk they were 🙂   Just a quick […]

the first post-trump morning…

My first tasting in the post-Trump era was chez @gdangerville – I am now imbued with hope for the future… — bill nanson WM (@billnanson) November 9, 2016

weekend wines – week 44 – a little vosne…

weekend wines – week 44 – a little vosne…

Two from 2002 – first up – a little Romanée-Saint-Vivant: The Domaine Charles Thomas (sometimes Thomas-Moillard) vines in RSV are now, of-course, exploited by Dujac – probably the style from here is now a little different! This RSV is actually a big wine; clean and with good aromatic and flavour freshness, yet is dense and […]

weekend wines – week 43

weekend wines – week 43

A tasty set this weekend, and without being too flashy 😉 The 2011 Puligny from Au Pied de Mont Chauve (Picard) was right on the money, layered but fresh and intense – it drank perfectly over 2 days. The 2010 villages Nuits of Clavelier is tighter than it was 3 years ago, but then opens […]

weekend wines – week 41

weekend wines – week 41

Believe it or not, on Sunday, there was no wine… But Saturday allowed me to finish the 2002 Engel and the 2001 Clos de Tart, plus open the de Vogüé and the Mugnier. The Engel held up perfectly (stoppered and left at about 15°C overnight), and the Clos de Tart was just a little more […]

a few friday lunch bottles…

a few friday lunch bottles…

I stopped counting a long time ago – but it seems that last Friday was my birthday – it was also our domaine’s Paulée, to celebrate the end of our 2016 harvest – now how’s that for planning? Actually there are still three tanks to be dug out, but by Monday, or Tuesday, all will […]

a few weekend bottles – week 40

a few weekend bottles – week 40

Why not a run of vintages? 2010 to 2007… The 2010 Rebourgeon-Mure, Pommard 1er Clos des Charmois was a very tasty wine, with all the delicacy and elegance that 2010 offers, yet it was a little subdued – at least vs others from the vintage at this producer. Tasty enough though. The 2009 Chandon de […]

ramonet’s bourgogne pinot – 2009+2010

ramonet’s bourgogne pinot – 2009+2010

These two wines have really changed their drinking positions in the time since their respective releases. At the start, the 2009 was simply delicious; open, caressing and tasty as any Bourgogne has the right to be. To amplify that point, this may already be the last bottle of my case. By comparison, the 2010 was […]

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