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Rebuy – Maybe (2015)

bouchard’s 1994 cuvée carnot – drinking at last!

bouchard’s 1994 cuvée carnot – drinking at last!

Who would of thought – One of my 1994s has come around! 1994 Bouchard Père, Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvée Carnot Well, normally these have both smelled and tasted rather ‘hard’ but here is a rather welcoming, sweet and warm aroma – slightly stewing fruit, but attractive all the same. In the mouth there a nice […]

also a little disappointing – patrice rion & lignier-michelot (again)

also a little disappointing – patrice rion & lignier-michelot (again)

Let’s stick with Chambolle – here another 2007, but this time a 1er cru… 2007 Patrice Rion, Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Charmes Whilst there’s a strong whiff of oak-spice, this has a lovely, interesting and layered nose – nice. In the mouth this is far from overblown – a good line of fine fruit flavour – […]

1998 clos napoleon…

1998 clos napoleon…

What’s the old saying? – Buy in haste, repent at leisure – for a long time I had thoughts along those lines about this wine. Of-course time is often a healer, and that seems to be the case even for Fixin in the most astringent (tannins) of vintages: 1998 Pierre Gelin, Fixin 1er Clos Napoleon […]

grèves vs le chapitre – and the winner is….

grèves vs le chapitre – and the winner is….

1998 Louis Jadot, Beaune 1er Les Grèves A ‘maison’ wine – as there’s no hint of ‘domaine’ on the labels. And this time not corked! The nose is a little herby but there’s a deep, dark-red fruit on the nose too – good focus, though it’s just a little raucous/rustic. In the mouth it’s similar […]

2 reds for my weekend: richebourg & nuits st.georges…

2 reds for my weekend: richebourg & nuits st.georges…

An interesting pair for this weekend – a more than half-good 1994, but one bested by a 2008 – despite their respective labels… 1994 Jean Grivot, Richebourg Medium, medium-plus red colour – really not lots and lots of age. The nose has bright and ripe cherry-red fruit – quite nice I must say. In the […]

a few weekend wines…

a few weekend wines…

What a really great set of wines this weekend – and really, I just can’t choose a favourite – sorry! The 1990 Penley Estate was big, powerful and really on form. The 2009 Jean-Marc Pillot was weighty and flavour-packed but with plenty of cut and freshness – actually a great foil to the Penley estate. […]

jadot’s 2001 clos st.jacques…

jadot’s 2001 clos st.jacques…

2001 Louis Jadot, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Clos St.Jacques Medium, medium-plus colour. The initial aroma is of a slightly mushroomy red fruit, but slowly, slowly the fruit becomes purer and more interesting. In the mouth there’s good weight of fruit and a fine balance too – yet – there’s just a little lack of energy here – […]

half a dozen from Martel…

half a dozen from Martel…

Tasted courtesy of Martel of St.Gallen, in the Hotel Schweizerhof, Luzern – 10 March, 2015. Nice location and a brilliant room to taste in. The glasses weren’t the best, they seemed to attenuate the aromas, but overall, nicely done. Here are a few wines that I haven’t tasted for a while: 2013 William Fevre, Chablis […]

something for the weekend…

something for the weekend…

Ah, I remember when it was easy (financially!) to buy wines like these… Quite a nice selection this weekend. I also like the fact that you never ‘know’ beforehand (with any certainty) what the result will be – who would have called that the Cathiard would be the support-show for the other two… 1995 Sylvain […]