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Rebuy – Maybe (2013)

alain michelot’s 2007 les saint georges…

alain michelot’s 2007 les saint georges…

2007 Alain Michelot, Nuits St.Georges 1er Les St.Georges Herbs and warm plum fruit on the nose. Full and nicely round in the mouth, the acidity slowly developing through the core of the wine. Nice finishing flavour. Essentially ‘nice’ but not that special… Rebuy – Maybe

louis jadot’s 2010 meursault…

2010 Louis Jadot, Meursault I never really know what to expect with a Jadot white; some wines are steely and exciting – right up my Strasse – others are rather creamy/vanilla oaky which can either cloy or may still offer a wave of excitement if there is acidity and minerality too (like this). This wine […]

camille-giroud 2010 chassagne tête du clos

After yesterday’s Les Vergers I decided I was on a run… 2010 Camille-Giroud, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Tête du Clos (Blanc) The nose is more pungent, Chassagne-style herbs, it seems brooding and quite powerful – normally a description of a red! In the mouth this is quite a ride; power and almost an element of tannin – […]

va-va-va-vaillons….

va-va-va-vaillons….

The other day, from a retailer’s sale selection, I could buy 4x Chablis Vaillons spanning the 2007-2010 vintages – so why not! Here are the first two (not an auspicious start!)… 2007 Domaine Servin, Chablis 1er Vaillons The cork smelled fine, but what happened to the colour? – deep, almost amber. The nose hasn’t a […]

fourrier 2003 combe aux moines

fourrier 2003 combe aux moines

I only started with three of these, and last year I opened two, within a few weeks of each other, and both were corked. I came across this lonesome bottle the other day and thought to myself – ‘what’s the point of it taking up space if it’s also going to be corked(?)’ Of-course the […]

chenu 2006 savigny blanc…

chenu 2006 savigny blanc…

Another cellar ‘find’. Indeed there are other 06 Chenus to be drunk over the next weeks! 2006 Louis Chenu et Filles, Savigny-lès-Beaune (Blanc) Medium lemon yellow colour. The characteristic high-toned aromas of Savigny have been augmented with fruit of a rather deeper and riper register here. Likewise across the palate, this offers a little texture […]

comte georges de vogüé 2000 chambolle 1er…

comte georges de vogüé 2000 chambolle 1er…

The advantage of returning home from the Côtes with too much (okay – just ‘a lot of’) wine, is that you need to tidy up in the cellar a little, which also means that you will probably ‘find’ something. Actually I found a few things, including this. My experience of other de Vogüés bought (at […]

henri rebourseau 1986 mazis-chambertin

From a case of halves bought at auction about 4 years ago. It’s a couple of years since I had one, so… 1986 Henri Rebourseau, Mazis-Chambertin The nose on this is rather understated, it takes over 30 minutes to start offering up some decaying leaves – better than it sounds – just! Cushioned, round, smoothly […]

joseph drouhin’s 1985 gevrey villages…

joseph drouhin’s 1985 gevrey villages…

I needed an antidote to the last two night’s 2004s. Rather something to banish the aromas and flavours of the Bouchard Père – it is a very rare occurence for me to tip wine away, but I really couldn’t face drinking the other half of that bottle. It seems that (today, at least!) I chose […]

louis jadot 2004 beaune clos des ursules

louis jadot 2004 beaune clos des ursules

Doing my rounds of the cellar, and after much case moving, I came across a couple of 6-packs of 2004s, this one and Bouchard’s Volnay cuvée Carnot. Both seemed clean of pyrazine when I last tasted them (years ago) so it would be interesting to see if that was still the case – and if […]

jean-marc & hughes pavelot’s 1997 savigny dominode

jean-marc & hughes pavelot’s 1997 savigny dominode

1997 Jean-Marc et Hugues Pavelot, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Dominode Impressively deep coloured wine. Whilst not particularly forward, the aromas offer depth and warm blood – hardly any of those distracting herbal tones that are common with 97s, though it does grow with open-time. Good concentration. The acidity winds up the intensity into the mid-palate where […]

a-f gros 1996 savigny clos des guettes

a-f gros 1996 savigny clos des guettes

I haven’t delved into my 1996s for some time – it is alleged that they are turning a corner – let’s have a look. 1996 A.-F. Gros, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Clos des Guettes Medium-plus colour – there’s a little age to the colour but it remains quite deep. Dark aromas hinting at prunes, accented with herbs […]

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