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weekend wines, week 47 2018

weekend wines, week 47 2018

Wow – week 47 done already – where did all that time go? Anyway, two wines that doubly underscore the fabulous utility of less well-known appellations – Savigny white and Ladoix red, anyone? 2016 Serrigny, Savigny-lès-Beaune Blanc What a little beauty! Fresh, faintly phenolic like a good Chablis, depth and zing like a great Savigny […]

fourrier’s 2001 griotte, today…

fourrier’s 2001 griotte, today…

Home-made Shepherd’s Pie (for the detail-conscious, actually Cottage Pie!) so what to drink? This fell nicely to hand: 2001 Fourrier, Griotte-Chambertin I opened this 2001 with a bit of trepidation – well, it’s said that JMF had some cork problems in this vintage – but this is in perfect shape. Not such a big nose, […]

a special treat – weekend wines, week 46 2018

a special treat – weekend wines, week 46 2018

Certainly not every year, and hardly every second or third year, but every so often you have to do it properly eh? Or how can you have benchmarks? A couple of empty soldiers from a tasting chez Bouchard Père which I will write-up in my Bouchard visit report – the others from a very above […]

a couple of mid-weekers…

a couple of mid-weekers…

2001 Comtes Lafon, Meursault 1er Les Perrières A deepish colour. The nose is a little tired, but not oxidised – it remains, almost, an invitation. The palate starts narrow then opens wider and wider – there is an energy zip here and a really profound depth of delicious finishing flavour – surely for drinking up, […]

a couple of weekend 45 (2018) wines…

a couple of weekend 45 (2018) wines…

No notes taken at the time, but easy to recollect: 2007 Comtes Lafon, Monthelie 1er Les Duresses Directly a lovely wine – open like all 2007s, but with a little more zip to the energy and more complexity than most. Very stable wine too – it was opened on Friday but only finished on Sunday […]

weekend chablis – week 44 2018

weekend chablis – week 44 2018

Rewarding, weekend sippers… 2016 Celine et Frederic Gueguen, Chablis 1er Vosgros Not such a wide nose, but it has depth. Ooh, this slips easily, silkily, into the mouth, but it is also a wine of deep concentration. Widening over the palate, slightly steely, obviously flinty, such an intensity of fresh, pure flavour – but flavour […]

the medalists – concours des vins du grand auxerrois 2018

Yesterday, the latest edition of the Concours des Vins du Grand Auxerrois (Auxerrois Wine Competition) was held, with nearly sixty jurors and 201 different wines entered. The Confrérie des Chevaliers des Trois Ceps(!) plus chief judge Nelly Lega blind-tasted the wines and in the appended pdf you can see all the results – enjoy…

weekend stuff, week 43 2018

weekend stuff, week 43 2018

Hot-footing back from Beaune on Friday, I thought to myself – Chambertin time! I’d pulled this bottle out for a friend’s tasting of Chambertins and Bèze, but after some date changes, I found myself unable to attend – a big shame – but the bottle was still looking at me, so… 1996 Chézeaux/Ponsot, Chambertin Ponsot’s […]

the 2016s of roc des boutires…

the 2016s of roc des boutires…

Domaine Roc des Boutires is a modestly sized estate with 4.2 hectares of vines spread across 14 parcels that were planted (in the 1970s) between 210 and 430 metres above sea level. This a relatively new addition to the stable of wines of the Parinet family – the owners of Château du Moulin à Vent. […]

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