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a little wine, weekend 7, 2017

a little wine, weekend 7, 2017

2001 Albert Bichot, Vosne-Romanée This was actually the wine the ‘turned me on’ to Albert Bichot as a producer – bought in 2003 – this could also be my last bottle of those 2001s – but what a bottle to finish on! It has simply a beautifully aromatic, and is beautifully complex, gorgeously tasty wine […]

a little wine, weekend 6, 2017

a little wine, weekend 6, 2017

A very modest selection last weekend, but in their own way, all delicious. 2009 Gilles Bouton, St.Aubin 1er En Créot Red St.Aubin. I bought this in what I thought would be a very handy size – 500ml! Actually, it seems that they just empty faster – at least in this delicious case. Domestic management helped […]

last week’s wines…

last week’s wines…

A nice mix of bottles, drunk the week before I went to Beaujolais: 2013 Clothilde Davenne, Chablis Bougros What a lovely, lovely wine. None of the overt botrytis apricot and fast development of a lot of Chablis in 2013 – yet – this was open and frankly delicious. Good scale and lots of sweet freshness. […]

a little wine, weekend 3, 2017

a little wine, weekend 3, 2017

Well, I’ve seen less lucky people with 2005/2007 wines, but this 1996 was simply as perfect a wine as anyone could wish for – sublime… 2008 Agrapart, Mineral This is a beautiful wine – I’m not a big fan of oxidised styles, or overly malic wines – this is more in the vein of vintage […]

weekend 2, 2017 – a couple of bottles

weekend 2, 2017 – a couple of bottles

Another quiet weekend, but this time two bottles on song… 2013 Domaine des Chézeaux / Ponsot, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Charmes Always a pain to remove these ‘plastic corks!’ Medium-plus colour in the glass. It smells great – plenty of aromatic volume, depth of fresh, ripe fruit too – still a little one-dimensional, but then it’s […]

1995 pinson, chablis 1er montmains…

1995 pinson, chablis 1er montmains…

What a wine – already the candidate for white wine of the year! 1995 Pinson, Chablis 1er Montmains Here’s a modest golden colour but it’s still relatively light hued. A deep, vibrant, mineral, beautiful older wine aroma – not even the barest trace of oxidation. Wide, a little hint of fat, really fine acidity and […]

week 1, weekend wines…

week 1, weekend wines…

There is plenty of blah-blah about the pricing of 2015 reds, but looking farther afield than Vosne and Chambolle, and there is much to enjoy. So, a modest selection this weekend, but not normally modest wines – unfortunately one was a stinker – literally! 2002 Nicolas Potel, Aloxe-Corton Les Boutières I’ve probably never bought more […]

week 52, weekend wines…

week 52, weekend wines…

There was more Pommery – it has served a very useful, delicious function this Christmas! 1985 Michel Voarick, Pernand-Vergelesses A little must and apparently some deep, kind of dirty oak too – fortunately with this wine, aeration is our friend – it cleans up remarkably, delivering a deep nose with some sous-bois and an attractive […]

some week 52 wines…

some week 52 wines…

2005 Albert Bichot, Grands-Echézeaux The grapes from the Engel estate. This had rather too much vanilla in its youth, so let’s see now! Hmm – this nose is not bad at all! It’s lost the vanilla, though the overall impression is of a wine with a subtle intensity of aroma. The palate is fresh and […]

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