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le weekend, les wines…

le weekend, les wines…

2000 Nicolas Potel, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Peuillets Ooh! This smells fine; deep, faintly musky, with warm leaves and an appealing sweetness. Fine texture on the tongue with a sweetness of mature red pinot fruit. I love Peuillets, having also collected the Camille Giroud version since the 04 vintage. This is too good for typing – […]

bouchard’s 1994 cuvée carnot – drinking at last!

bouchard’s 1994 cuvée carnot – drinking at last!

Who would of thought – One of my 1994s has come around! 1994 Bouchard Père, Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot Well, normally these have both smelled and tasted rather ‘hard’ but here is a rather welcoming, sweet and warm aroma – slightly stewing fruit, but attractive all the same. In the mouth there a nice […]

3 little somethings from the last weekend…

3 little somethings from the last weekend…

I should really post my weekend wines – before I forget them! – eh? Particularly as the Jadot is second only to the ’71 Chambertin this year… 2007 L+A Lignier, Morey St.Denis 1er Cuvée Romain Lignier Relatively deep colour for an 07. The nose is pure, deep Morey and I like the weight. In the […]

a brace of weekend le grappins…

a brace of weekend le grappins…

2012 Le Grappin, Beaune 1er Les Grèves Blanc Quite a deep yellow. A round nose but one that’s also a little anonymous. In the mouth, also round, certainly quite tasty, yet, again a little anonymous versus my barrel tasting – lacking drive, energy and character. I suppose this gives me excuse to try another – […]

bgo time…

bgo time…

I guess not many of you are still holding your BGO’s from 1999 – but from the right producers they offer a brilliant surprise!

germain’s 1996 beaune les teurons…

germain’s 1996 beaune les teurons…

1996 Germain, Beaune 1er Les Teurons What a surprise! These half bottles have always been a bit too oaky and uninspiring – now, eventually, we have life – and what life it is! There remains more than a hint of oak texture, but now there is a frankly beautiful clarity of fruit – both aromatically […]

andrée taupenot, 1989 pommard epenots

andrée taupenot, 1989 pommard epenots

The 1989. I’m such a big fan of Epenots – maybe too much so – as not much of this bottle remains from yesterday! 😉 Seen Today. Okay, but is Traverse City on the same parallel as Burgundy OR Bordeaux… 😉

week-day castagnier and fourrier ;-)

week-day castagnier and fourrier ;-)

1996 Guy Castagnier, Clos de Vougeot Hmm – starts a little disappointing – particularly after a stellar last bottle and a similarly brilliant 97 Clos de la Roche during harvest. The nose is sullen and hints at brett. The flavours are not terrible, but not special either. Day two this has way too much brett […]

a viennese weekend…

a viennese weekend…

All quiet here over the weekend, but that was because I had to see some horses, some blue sky and a brilliant range of 1985 (mainly) grand crus. Cheers! 😉  

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