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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 […]

a few weekend bottles – week 40

a few weekend bottles – week 40

Why not a run of vintages? 2010 to 2007… The 2010 Rebourgeon-Mure, Pommard 1er Clos des Charmois was a very tasty wine, with all the delicacy and elegance that 2010 offers, yet it was a little subdued – at least vs others from the vintage at this producer. Tasty enough though. The 2009 Chandon de […]

two mid-week tipples…

two mid-week tipples…

Two worthy wines, one of which offered much more pizzazz… 2011 Nicolas Rossignol, Volnay 1er Roncerets There’s just a trace of oak on both the nose and flavours to this wine – nothing overdone, it’s just a faint accent. The wine itself is much more subdued than all the other 2011s I’ve drunk from Nico. […]

week 33, weekend wines: 1985,1991,2012…

week 33, weekend wines: 1985,1991,2012…

2012 Camille Giroud, Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Peuillets This is a cuvée that I love – I think I have a few bottles from every vintage since 2005, but judging by this performance it is a cuvée that shines with a little bottle age – or more age than I gave this, anyway. This is a […]

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