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Rebuy – No (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 […]

Burgundy Harvest 18 September 2014…

A little pinot gris too...

So – what reason to open a bottle today? Hmm – well, on this day in 1635 Emperor Ferdinand II declared war on France – seems a good enough reason! I bought these direct from the domaine after tasting from barrel in 2003, but there was a mistake – the labels may have said Petits-Monts, […]

2 bourgognes, 5 for germany (so far…)

The dream has gone for Brasil – I’m not even sure I’ll stay up to watch the second half of the football – but I’ve two bottles open, so… 😉 2011 de Villaine, Bourgogne Côte Chalonnaise La Digoine Good colour. Hmm – not such a good nose – pyrazine and a round, diffuse, herby warmth. […]

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 […]

oops – maison ilan 2010 gevrey 1er corbeaux

oops – maison ilan 2010 gevrey 1er corbeaux

Bottle number 1. I’ve never been one who sets out to write things with the potential to annoy a producer, indeed, if I don’t like the wines of a certain domaine, I actively avoid visiting, preferring to visit, and write about, somebody who provides more interest and colour. Such is his ‘story’, Ray Walker certainly […]

devevey’s 2011 beaune 1er pertuisots…

devevey’s 2011 beaune 1er pertuisots…

Jonah time again! Whilst the few Devevey wines that have passed my lips I remember enjoying – particularly so, the whites – I’ve never-yet managed to pay a visit to understand more about this domaine. However, here is a wine that for more than one reason, I wouldn’t buy again – a shame as it’s […]