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weekend wines – week 45 2017 – a brace of caillerets

weekend wines – week 45 2017 – a brace of caillerets

To paraphrase James Bond – Caillerets. Volnay Caillerets… ​ 2010 Nicolas Rossignol, Volnay 1er Cailleret A completely unbranded cork, just a serial number. Good deep colour. The nose is rather round, padded with some oak spice – seemingly a textured aromatic but I’m missing the clarity of fruit I look for in a Caillerets. Supple […]

weekend wines – week 43 2017

weekend wines – week 43 2017

​ 1996 Pierre Damoy, Chapelle-Chambertin Hmm – completely gorgeous – the nose is no-longer overtly of stems, now it’s become a blend of fruit and flowers. Still, there’s a 1996 freshness of acidity but neither sharp nor painful. In the finish there is still a little herb complexity but this is nearly as good as […]

a quick three…

a quick three…

2012 Le Grappin, Beaune 1er Boucherottes Drunk directly following the weekend’s Chambertin. The nose here really cannot compete, it has some high-toned complexity but it is both young and a bit herby for now. The palate, on the other hand, is full of overt, mouth-filling, energy and bright crunchy red fruit. It’s super and much […]

weekend wines – week 38 2017

weekend wines – week 38 2017

Another week/weekend of 1997 research for the forthcoming Burgundy Report – but I managed to slip in another bottle… 2011 Domaine Albert Joly, Puligny-Montrachet Les Tremblots A little deeper colour than seems correct for such a (theoretically) youthful wine. Waxy lemon and a suggestion of caramel on the nose – but alive and attractive. Mouth-filling, […]

weekend wines – week 36 2017

weekend wines – week 36 2017

A little harvest (if not wine!) pause, with friends who were visiting, in Pommard. 2013 Gilles Bouton, St.Aubin 1er En Remilly Starting a little toasty – slightly reductive – becoming more open and prettier with air. Good line and even a little minerality here. A modest but tasty wine with a little finishing sweetness. Tasty. […]

weekend wines – week 35 2017

weekend wines – week 35 2017

2013 Alain Geoffroy, Chablis 1er Vau-Ligneau A modest depth of colour.The nose is fresh but also deep and tropical – certainly a little botrytis here. Mouth-filling, fine, sweet, indeed melting acidity – that’s classic Chablis – the sweet pineapple and slightly oily texture is a little less Chablis. Just fabulously delicious wine, yet, not quite […]

weekend wine – week 29 2017

weekend wine – week 29 2017

Of-course there were others, etrangers, but I thought I’d concentrate on this one. I bought a few of these at a Swiss auction a few years back – though I later stopped buying from the auction house concerned as there were too many ‘questionable’ bottles for sale. But this has always had GREAT potential – […]

freddy mugnier’s 1999 chambolle

freddy mugnier’s 1999 chambolle

1999 Domaine Mugnier, Chambolle-Musigny There was a time where I thought that half-bottles were useful for the cellar – a short-lived time, it must be said – and I bought a dozen of these halves. The first one or two were good, the rest were a disappointment. This is number 7, and it’s really the […]

weekend wines – week 21

weekend wines – week 21

It’s been hot – so whites it was! They could all have been better – as my old school report used to say – must try harder! 2013 Dublère, Meursault 1er Charmes Hmm, there’s a nice aromatic volume here – classically Meursault too. In the mouth I find the wine a little tighter – there […]

weekend wines – week 19 2017

weekend wines – week 19 2017

2002 Nicolas Potel, Vosne-Romanée 1er Malconsorts Hmm – this smells a beauty! Some previous bottles have been a little bretty but not this one. The palate is a little tighter – silky texture and beautifully poised but I’d like a little more flavour action. Very attractive wine today though. Rebuy – Probably! 2013 Clotilde Davenne, […]

weekend wines – week 17 2017

weekend wines – week 17 2017

Not the fastest online this week, but an interesting selection none-the-less! 2014 Denis Berthaut, Fixin Les Clos Two weekends in a row with a Berthaut (Berthaut-Gerbet from the 2015s). This has plenty of colour and a very attractive and deep fruit to the nose – there’s a little something else in there, perhaps a mineral […]

some week 51 wines…

some week 51 wines…

1993 Vaudoisey-Creusefond, Pommard 1er Epenots Hmm, the nose is not the most attractive thing – yet wait 30 minutes and aeration seems to remove a musty, oxidative element, and we start to sing along with an engaging sous-bois and sleek sweetness. In the mouth this retains some power and is more reflective of the later […]

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