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weekend wines – weekend 28 2018

weekend wines – weekend 28 2018

2013 Olivier Leflaive, Bourgogne Oncle Vincent Pale lemon yellow. A narrow, fine nose of clean citrus. Plenty of fine zip to the ever-widening palate, little finishing waves of nice intensity flavour. When younger this needed plenty of air to show its best, but now it’s directly open and delicious. Yum! Rebuy – Yes 2005 Lejeune, […]

midweek wines – week 28 2018 – a double ruchottes

midweek wines – week 28 2018 – a double ruchottes

Seemingly a week that’s dominated by world cup football – if I can ignore Wimbledon (poor Roger!) and the Tour de France! I’ll see if a double Ruchottes can occupy me… 2009 Ramonet, Chassage-Montrachet 1er Les Ruchottes My run-in to the semi-final wine. Despite a wet line of wine through the cork, this has a […]

weekend wines – weekend 27 2018

weekend wines – weekend 27 2018

A weekend of going further afield: 1998 Giuseppe Cortese, Rabaja Barbaresco I think there was a smell of something unwelcome on the cork, but the wine seemed okay. Sweetly complex flavour offset by by an earthy nose – an odd nose. By the time I poured the second glass I was finally sure that there […]

midweek wines – week 27 2018

midweek wines – week 27 2018

With the help of friends: 1996 Pierre Matrot, Meursault-Charmes I had modest expectations – and they were met! The colour is certainly older but the the nose is not super-oxidative – not in the context of a 1996, anyway. Unfortunately the modest oxidation mixes with something musty from the cork – not TCA – but […]

weekend wines – weekend 26 2018

weekend wines – weekend 26 2018

It was a hot one – the weekend – and we were out a lot, enjoying the views and the fresh (lake) fish – but I still managed to find the time for a couple of cold ones! 2016 Domaine Diconne, Auxey-Duresses Vieilles-Vignes Modest colour. A deep nose, with a good line of clean freshness […]

weekend wines – week 26 2018

weekend wines – week 26 2018

Three winners this weekend, including two honorary Burgundians, one of whom sadly missed: 2014 Alain Geoffroy, Chablis 1er Fourchaume Relatively pale colour. The nose has a small vibration of minerality but is relatively tight. Wide over the palate but with such a ripe, almost honied flavour that I’m surprised I’m drinking a 2014, not a […]

midweekers – week 25, 2018

midweekers – week 25, 2018

I’ve gotta say, the first one surprised me – call it the triumph of optimism over experience – or is that second marriages? 2005 Jomain, Puligny-Montrachet 1er Les Perrières Pretty much all the bottles since this one have been oxidised – but directly on pouring this had fine colour – I’m still thankfull that it’s […]

weekend wines – week 24 2018

weekend wines – week 24 2018

2016 Long-Depaquit, Chablis Vaudesir By a stroke of coincidence, the same week that I find and taste this wine in the BIVB’s 2018 ‘Cave Prestige’ Sumptuous aromatic depth, crystallised fruit and minerals. Quite open on the palate with flavour that melts, mouth-wateringly, over the palate. Certainly there’s a modest fat here, but with fine balance […]

Burgundy’s Cave Prestige 2018

Burgundy’s Cave Prestige 2018

Nope, that’s not the vintage 2018 already, rather the 2018 version of Burgundy’s Cave Prestige, which mainly covers wines of the 2016 vintage. Apparently this is the 47th year that the cave prestige has been assembled; it consists of two tasting panels – a smaller one doing the first triage and larger group who provide […]

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