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Rebuy – Maybe (2012)

bouchard père & fils 2009 beaune du château

Earlier this year, I was so happy to see that BP&F’s 2010s had been shorn of their coats of toasty oak – instead I could taste and smell the wines. It seems from this wine, it may have been an abrupt change – this 2009 is everything that I found disappointing about those 2005-2008 wines… […]

2010 morey-coffinet chassagne-montrachet

2010 morey-coffinet chassagne-montrachet

2010 Morey-Coffinet, Chassagne-Montrachet This has the aroma of a patisserie shop bursting out of the glass, musky creme anglaise and some depth – I can’t really pick anything fruit-related. Textured, cushioned and with perfectly understated acidity but very efficient acidity. The flavours are also largely of creme patissiere – only at the end of the […]

maratray-dubreuil 2010 ladoix les nagets

maratray-dubreuil 2010 ladoix les nagets

Perhaps another domaine worth visiting. This is a monopole of the domaine (of which I hadn’t heard) planted to both red and white. 2010 Maratray-Dubreuil, Ladoix 1er Les Nagets Medium yellow colour. The nose offers faint patissière with ripe lemons and seems quite concentrated. In the mouth this has quite some richness – the acidity […]

prince florent de merode 2007 corton clos du roi

prince florent de merode 2007 corton clos du roi

2007 Prince Florent de Merode, Corton Clos du Roi Medium colour. The nose is a little estery though smooth and red too. In the mouth the fruit is not bad, but it’s quite high-toned to match the estery nose – nice ripeness though and understated tannin too for a Corton. The acidity is fine enough […]

mugneret-gibourg 2007 bourgogne

mugneret-gibourg 2007 bourgogne

2007 Mugneret-Gibourg, Bourgogne Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose starts a little disappointing with a note that has me recalling paint – it takes a while to fade, leaving quite an understated and slightly nonedescript red cherry – a long wait brings a little more focus. The flavour has the focus with decent acid cherry flavour, […]

michel juillot 1990 corton-perrières

michel juillot 1990 corton-perrières

1990 Michel Juillot, Corton-Perrières Medium, medium-plus colour at the core, lightening towards the rim. The fruit on the nose has a baked impression that seems a bit unruly if you swirl but has a nice florality if you you’re less energetic! After an hour-or-so, the nose becomes a little brighter and spicier – it’s quite […]

ramonet 2010 chassagne 1er clos de la boudriotte

2010 Ramonet, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Clos de la Boudriotte Deep, slightly roast red fruit with low-level but pungent Chassagne herb impression. In the mouth this has concentration and a slowly increasing intensity that follows the wouth-watering acidity. The flavour has a very pretty and super-clear fruit tone – but has just a hint of tartness too, […]

ramonet 2010 bourgogne pinot noir

ramonet 2010 bourgogne pinot noir

2010 Ramonet, Bourgogne Pinot Noir ‘Nomacorked’. Medium, medium-plus colour. Quite high toned fruit but with a dark-skinned cherry impression. Whilst the 09 was a bit of a triumph chez Ramonet, this is a wine that is just a little mouth-puckering. Fresh it is though, and with a nice intensity too – I’d definitely want some […]

‘Super-Jacques’ plus something beige…

“I’m not after technical perfection. I don’t have much time for the Australian approach, where the ideal wine is the most neutral. It’s easy to clean up a wine, but by removing faults, unless they’re truly detrimental, you also remove its life. I understand the impulse oenologists have for the cleanest wines possible, but I […]

a chambolle repast…

a chambolle repast…

Sometimes things all come together – or perhaps, better said, all at once. I could have split this over three separate posts but why(…?) I’ve just loved the working my way through the first edition of ‘wine magazine’ Repast. I usually have a long line of ‘worthy’ books to work my way through, but rarely […]

thomas-moillard 1998 nuits 1er clos de thorey

thomas-moillard 1998 nuits 1er clos de thorey

1998 Thomas-Moillard, Nuits St.Georges 1er Clos de Thorey Medium-plus colour. Deep, dark, macerated fruit aromas, perhaps a little roasted with some coffee but slightly alcoholic notes too. There’s plenty of background tannin, but given the Moillard extraction techniques coupled to the early presentation of the vintage tannins, this is much better than I hoped. The […]

remoissenet 2007 volnay clos des chênes

remoissenet 2007 volnay clos des chênes

Monthélie or Volnay – clearly a label-drinker would go for the latter, but comparing this 2007 Clos des Chênes with the 2007 Les Duresses of the other day, I’d certainly take the Monthélie for drinking now… 2007 Remoissenet, Volnay 1er Clos des Chênes Just a little more than medium colour. The nose starts rather chunky […]

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