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Rebuy – Maybe (2014)

just a few year-end bottles:

just a few year-end bottles:

2010 Rebourgeon-Mure Volnay 1er Santenots Bright, with a pretty nose. Not a big burly Santenots, rather one of transparency, vibrancy and beautiful flavour – very yum! Rebuy- Yes 1999 Nicolas Potel, Volnay Ouf! This smells gorgeous – just a little leaft development and a fine floral note. In the mouth too this is really exellent […]

last weekend’s wines…

last weekend’s wines…

Quite a nice selection – the 2011 was a baby but a tasty one, the 2005 was a bit more porty and more volatile than I remember, but very good. Lastly the 2008 was the same as always! 2011 JC Boisset, Clos de la Roche Quite a deep colour. The nose is fresh, mineral and […]

too soft? good! rain and comfy goats

too soft? good! rain and comfy goats

Apparently this is a négoce wine from Arlaud – or maybe not – see Mark’s comment… 2012 Arlaud, Bourgogne ‘Oka’ Good, medium-deep colour. The nose is fresh but with a lovely bright and mainly red fruit nose note – it’s very inviting. In the mouth too there’s the same gorgeous fruit note – but – […]

bart’s 2008 chambolle veroilles

bart’s 2008 chambolle veroilles

I often have difficulty with young wines from Bart – too much CO2 or too much toasty oak. Here’s a wine that is slowly coming round to my palate – but it still needs a couple of years I think. 2008 Domaine Bart, Chambolle-Musigny Les Veroilles A little more than medium colour. There’s still a […]

frédéric magnien 2008 gevrey vv

Post-parties, something a little more modest to drink whilst typing: 2008 Frédéric Magnien, Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles-Vignes The nose is rather tight. Quite full in the mouth, it’s muscled and shows good energy – good flavour too. Clearly a little rustic but tasty and quite fun to drink. Rebuy – Maybe

a quartet of camille giroud 2011s…

a quartet of camille giroud 2011s…

Okay, time to tidy my desk! These short notes have been hanging around on this desk for about 3 weeks now – I buy a bunch of wines from here every year. Here’s my first look: 2011 Camille Giroud, Santenay 1er Clos Rousseau This was such a bravado performer in barrel – almost the explosive […]

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 […]