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Rebuy – No (2012)

vaudoisey-creusefond 2010 pommard croix blanche

2010 Vaudoisey-Creusefond, Pommard Croix Blanche This started way too unripe and acidic – or so it seemed. I ate something and there seemed better, indeed acceptable balance. The nose is high-toned with occasional flashes of perfect red fruit. Eventually there is some sucrosité to the flavours, despite plenty of acidity – but the acidity coupled […]

bart 2010 marsannay champs salomon

bart 2010 marsannay champs salomon

2010 Bart, Marsannay Les Champs Salomon Medium, medium-plus colour. The aromas deliver a big punch of sweet, toasty oak – the dark elements behind seem a little more cola-like than fruit. After 1 hour the toast has faded a little but not the sweetness or the cola, even the last drops in the glass are […]

fourrier’s 2004 chambolle-musigny vv

Here’s a wine I’ve tried on-and-off since it was released – last time was mid-2010. I’ve previously noted a faint pyrazine so it’s good to revist to see what’s happening. Actually, forgetting (for a moment) the vintage, I often consider this to be JMF’s goto ‘value-cuvée’ – despite him living in Gevrey! Perhaps it’s now […]

roty’s mocha-cola a-go-go…

I finally got out from storage a few vintages of this wine, and what better than to start with the 09 before moving onto older ones(?) What a mistake! I’ve been following the development of this wine over the last two nights – the main reason being that I couldn’t drink a whole glass on […]

la gibryotte 2006 charmes-chambertin

la gibryotte 2006 charmes-chambertin

A bit of a step-up from the villages – or it should be – but this wine’s still not that much more expensive than father Claude’s domaine villages wine. 2006 La Gibryotte, Charmes-Chambertin Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose is a little more mineral than the villages and shows plenty of wood spice too but the […]

louis jadot 1998 beaune les grèves

1999 not so good? Hmm, Bill – why don’t you try the 1998 and let us know what you think? Well that’s a good idea – thanks – I will! 1998 Louis Jadot, Beaune 1er Les Grèves Corked to bits! Bugger! Rebuy – No

jadot 1999 beaune 1er les grèves

jadot 1999 beaune 1er les grèves

Okay, after yesterday’s disappointment, at least I can still smell and taste today – so why not another 99 Beaune? This is a négoce wine, and versus the usual quality of Jadot’s domaine offerings, it’s a bit of a disappointment too! 1999 Louis Jadot, Beaune 1er Les Grèves The colour shows more age than yesterday’s […]

château de chorey 1999 beaune 1er les cras

château de chorey 1999 beaune 1er les cras

Maybe the last bottle for a few days – an itchy throat and cough not yet marring the taste buds but it seems imminent! 1999 Château de Chorey (Germain), Beaune 1er Les Cras VV I so wanted to say nice things about this wine, but in the end it disappoints – today at-least. The medium-plus […]

vaudoisey-creusefond 1991 pommard epenots

vaudoisey-creusefond 1991 pommard epenots

I ‘scored’ a number of vintages of this wine at auction, time for a first look. I’ve long been a fan of the 1991 vintage, but for reds of the Côte de Nuits – from my modest sampling it seems to me that the Côte de Beaune is much less consistent. Here is a wine […]

jean-marc boillot 2000 pommard jarollières

A wine that I bought on release, that has yo-yo’d between drinkable and not very tasty at all. Time to check in again – first time in 6 years. 2000 Jean-Marc Boillot, Pommard 1er Jarollières Medium, medium-plus colour. The nose is as good as it has ever been; close to ripe fruit has a coating […]

mischief and mayhem 2006 puligny-montrachet

mischief and mayhem 2006 puligny-montrachet

2006 Mischief and Mayhem, Puligny-Montrachet Golden colour. The nose has more than a little butterscotch and a core of floral aromas – eventually an appealing, if slightly disconcerting balsamic note that reminds me more of a red wine. The has a whack of quite powerful flavour, waxy silkiness and sufficient (plenty in a 2006 context) […]

maison nicolas potel 2009 bourgogne pinot noir

The 2009 Bourgogne Chardonnay was frankly terrible, can the pinot be better? Yes, it can. It’s dinkable at least – but this is low-quality stuff if you look at the average quality of Bourgognes from good producers in 2009. 2009 Maison Nicolas Potel, Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles-Vignes A little green mint-leaf twists through the red […]