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louis max’s 2010 savigny 1er fourneaux

louis max’s 2010 savigny 1er fourneaux

I guess this could have turned out to be a faux-pas: I know that I consider the winemaking here to be very good, but I should probably have drunk this one before the excellent wine of Nico Rossignol – but c’est la vie! Mind-you, it’s good test! 2010 Louis Max, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Fourneaux Here the […]

nico rossignol’s 2010 savigny 1er fourneaux

nico rossignol’s 2010 savigny 1er fourneaux

2010 Nicolas Rossignol, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Fourneaux Medium-plus colour. The nose starts and ends with faintly toasted bread, but in the middle is dark-red fruit with a faint spice element – it begs you to take a sip. Here is an uncommon density and padded texture for a Savigny, but with quite enough freshness. There is […]

françois mikulski’s 2010 meursault perrières

françois mikulski’s 2010 meursault perrières

Although you (I) might expect this to have been the best wine in the cellar chez Mikulski, it wasn’t quite on the same level as François’ other premier crus when I tasted the 10s at the domaine – afterwards he explained to me why: To complete his range, he actually buys these grapes. Still, as […]

douhin’s 2006 red clos des mouches

douhin’s 2006 red clos des mouches

2006 Drouhin, Beaune 1er Clos des Mouches The nose starts wide, ripe and welcoming, indeed the red fruit seems just a little baked, but slowly, slowly it becomes finer and more focused. Very pretty indeed. The palate is very silky and fresh though there is a little astringency in the finish. Just a little haughty […]

jadot’s remarkable 2003 corton-charlemagne…

jadot’s remarkable 2003 corton-charlemagne…

So, 90 years on since they bought the vineyard – I assume that none of the original vines contributed to this wine 😉 2003 Louis Jadot, Corton-Charlemagne Medium-plus yellow. The first sniff shows an obvious note of oxidation – it’s not on a high-level, but it’s obvious all the same. Here’s one of those wines […]

louis jadot’s 2000 corton-pougets

louis jadot’s 2000 corton-pougets

Jadot celebrated the centenary of the purchase of this vineyard last year – they also bought one of their domaine plot of Corton-Charlemagne at the same time. Maybe Corton-Charlemagne tomorrow, but today is Pougets’ time! 2000 Louis Jadot, Corton-Pougets Medium, medium-plus colour. I very-much like what I’m smelling here; there’s a width of dark, plummy-damson […]

gevrey 2009 1er clos des varoilles

I guess I’ve been a lone voice reviewing these wines since at least 2003, but here’s yet another wine that offers serious value… 2009 des Varoilles, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Clos des Varoilles Medium-plus colour. The nose has a lovely depth of red berries but despite that extra twist of 2009 ripeness, there’s fine freshness too. Full, […]

a different style of clos de la marechale…

a different style of clos de la marechale…

2002 Faiveley, Nuits St.Georges 1er Clos de la Marechale I’ve been patient for long enough – so today I’ve decided to open one of these. There’s none of that ridiculous shaking needed to loosen the hold of any CO2, because this is when wines were made sensibly – you can simply pop and pour, and […]

nicolas rossignol’s 2010 beaune clos des mouches…

nicolas rossignol’s 2010 beaune clos des mouches…

Having seen the previously linked, semi-accurate, story about no harvest in the Clos des Mouches the other day, I thought I would open this one in sympathy – or should that be solidarity(?) 2010 Nicolas Rossignol, Beaune 1er Clos des Mouches The nose starts with toasty bread, faint reduction and some CO2. I give it […]

rossignol-trapet’s 2011 savigny bas liards

rossignol-trapet’s 2011 savigny bas liards

Well, I’m certainly not going to ‘trash-talk’ this wine from the perspective of P because I didn’t find any – and that’s the first 2011 in while that seems clean to my nose – yet I remain a little unsatisfied. Could there have a been a little below the radar cork taint? I don’t know, […]

devevey’s 2011 beaune 1er pertuisots…

devevey’s 2011 beaune 1er pertuisots…

Jonah time again! Whilst the few Devevey wines that have passed my lips I remember enjoying – particularly so, the whites – I’ve never-yet managed to pay a visit to understand more about this domaine. However, here is a wine that for more than one reason, I wouldn’t buy again – a shame as it’s […]

1999 l’arlot, domaine de l’arlot

1999 l’arlot, domaine de l’arlot

My first wine at home in this new year – assuming the cork was a good one, I was pretty sure it should be a good start – and so it was. 1999 is the second-largest vintage in my cellar – maybe I’ll try a few more this year… 1999 l’Arlot, Nuits St.Georges 1er Clos […]

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