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vaudoisey-creusefond 1992 pommard epenots

vaudoisey-creusefond 1992 pommard epenots

Onto the 1992. This was for a long time, a vintage of which nobody spoke, like a mad aunt hidden from view – but the therapy of time has seen many wines blossom in the last 5 years, or so. 1992 Vaudoisey-Creusefond, Pommard 1er Epenots Medium, medium-plus colour. Here the nose leaves an impression of […]

a brace of 2003 combe aux moines – a shame the performances weren’t bracing…

a brace of 2003 combe aux moines – a shame the performances weren’t bracing…

These two bottles had been standing side-by-side for a while, so I decided the football semi-finals would be a good time to broach them. 2003 Dominique Gallois, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Combe aux Moines Quite a young colur – seemingly holding onto just a hint of purple. The nose – oops – sweet, medium toast oak is […]

michel juillot 1996 corton-perrières

michel juillot 1996 corton-perrières

Just a little something that was polished off in double-quick time without any real note-taking. A very drinkable, if young-ish wine. Maybe a little too simple for a Grand Cru (and I’m a big fan of Perrières) but what there is, is delivered with a nice intensity. Not a wine to turn down, I’m perfectly […]

louis fournier 1985 morey

louis fournier 1985 morey

After yesterday’s Morey St.Denis from Vasseur I was perhaps feeling a little over-confident(?) when I decided to pull out a 1986 villages Morey from another ‘no-name’ négoce… 1986 Louis Fournier, Morey St.Denis Deep colour, certainly with some browning. On day one this sweet nose smelled of brown sugar and a little meat, day 2 there […]

1992 lafon monthélie 1er duresses

1992 lafon monthélie 1er duresses

I’ve been lucky enough to both drink and taste a reasonable amount of Comte Lafon’s wines, but I’m ashamed to say that I’d none in my cellar before I bought this. There’s plenty of white Lafon for sale at auction – no surprise in these times of p.ox – but the reds are much rarer, […]

99 thomas-moillard romanée saint vivant

99 thomas-moillard romanée saint vivant

1999 Thomas-Moillard, Romanée Saint-Vivant The colour’s quite dark. Aromatically this is rather monolithic for quite some hours – only on day two do you have more of a Vosne impression, but there is still a solid core of dark, almost roast, licorice-laced fruit. There’s good acidity and balance – just a little lithe in shape […]

gilles bouton blagny 2010 1er sous les puits

I’ve got 2006 to 2009 of this wine, and those bottles have shown both concentration and a very similar family resemblance. This 2010, by comparison, is rather blowsy and hardly shows that resemblance today – it remains a good value wine for the cost ex-domaine, but versus what I’ve experienced in recent vintages, this is […]

cremant de bourgogne – zero dosage

cremant de bourgogne – zero dosage

I know it’s April the 1st and here’s a post on Cremant, but don’t conflate the two! The BIVB have been telling me for a while now ‘you know that Cremant is now 13% of Burgundy production, don’t you(?)‘ but for a number of reasons I’ve resisted their entreaties to get my pen out; not […]

alex gambal 2009 bourgogne chardonnay

alex gambal 2009 bourgogne chardonnay

Given the long run of Alex’s 2007 and 2008 Bourgogne Chardonnay chez nous, I casually asked Alex how his 2009 was tasting – ‘delicious’ was his answer. Okay, an introductory 6-pack was comandeered – so, is it up to scratch? 2009 Alex Gambal, Bourgogne Chardonnay The nose is rather rich for the appellation, showing a […]

camille-giroud 2009 corton

2009 Camille Giroud, Corton Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose is at first reticent but the array of pretty red and black fruits is certainly enticing. Eventually there’s a more savoury soil note which isn’t so nice – I hope that’s just a phase. Silky entry, with good freshness. There is a wiry strength to this, […]

xavier monnot 2006 pommard les vignots

xavier monnot 2006 pommard les vignots

2006 Xavier Monnot, Pommard Les Vignots Medium-plus colour, still with purple highlights. The nose is reasonably forward but a bit burly and bulky with hints of cola, only after the bottle has been opened a couple of hours do you start to get some clear, clean and quite pretty fruit notes but it’s only from […]

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