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Rebuy – Yes (2009)

2010, cow-beds, rabies, ipods, wines, january trousers – the usual stuff…

2010, cow-beds, rabies, ipods, wines, january trousers – the usual stuff…

Happy New Year! The dog (Elsa) was very, very pleased to be rescued today, after 14 days of kennels (prison), and seems to fit her new ‘cow’ bed quite okay! She had to stay behind because she failed her rabies test – actually I think the lab made a mess of the first test, but […]

2006 gérard mugneret vosne-romanée 1er les suchots

2006 gérard mugneret vosne-romanée 1er les suchots

2006 Gérard Mugneret, Vosne-Romanée 1er Les Suchots Medium-plus colour. Straight away the nose is about depth, dark fruit and a little coffee/mineral mix and an impressive Vosne-style dimension – a great start. In the mouth for the first 20 minutes I can’t drink it, it tastes like salt – no, really like salt! A long […]

david clark 2005 bourgogne au pelson

david clark 2005 bourgogne au pelson

2005 David Clark, Bourgogne Au Pelson From vines between Morey and Chambolle, but on the ‘wrong’ side of the Route Nationale 74. Deep colour. The nose is a brooding affair with faint spice and herb top-notes and a tight concentration of fruit below, eventually a faint milk-chocolate note surfaces. In the mouth this is unexpectedly […]

2004 mischief & mayhem gevrey-chambertin 1er crazy love

With a few (very) good contacts, M&M were able to fashion this blend of two iconic Gevrey 1ers – if you buy some wine from them, they might tell you what’s in the bottle – they probably won’t tell you who they got if from though! 2004 Mischief & Mayhem, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er, Crazy Love Medium […]

2003 pascal lachaux latricières-chambertin

2003 pascal lachaux latricières-chambertin

Do you think this (empty) bottle is worth something because of the miss-printed label? Me Neither! With the exception of a Chambolle that seemed a little too sweet, I have to say that I’ve been impressed by the 03 Lachaux range; they never really closed, and whilst externally they do offer a slightly facile if […]

françois legros nuits st.georges 1er les perrières

françois legros nuits st.georges 1er les perrières

Given how I abused this bottle, this is rather an impressive showing – and from a producer I hadn’t heard of. The bottle was pulled from the shelves of Caves Madeleine restaurant in Beaune. The small-ish glasses in the restaurant and lack of time for the wine to open up gave only an impression of […]

two from domaine du chalet pouilly

two from domaine du chalet pouilly

Here’s a relatively unusual occurrence; somebody actually sent me some wine to review! I’m in an awkward place to send wine to – as I found out from my ‘friendly’ customs and excise bill – €40 for 2 ‘free’ bottles – ie more than the cost of buying the bottles! Anyway, I thought you should […]

2004 antonin guyon meursault 1er charmes dessus

2004 antonin guyon meursault 1er charmes dessus

Not even the faintest trace of ‘vintage character’. I still don’t drink that many bottles from this producer, but I’ve been very happy with those that do get to meet my corkscrew… 2004 Antonin Guyon, Meursault 1er Charmes Dessus Already a medium golden colour – but that seems to come from the oak. Plenty of […]

two 97s…

Visitors at home on Sunday, and given that I already had some bottles ready for opening and two were from an ‘easier’ vintage to taste – 1997 – I went that route. First, Pavolet’s Savigny-lès-Beaune 1er Les Dominodes . Warm, inviting, now starting to develop some chocolate flavours and aromas, no awkward edges. This wine […]

2007 long-depaquit chablis 1er les vaillons

2007 long-depaquit chablis 1er les vaillons

2007 Long-Depaquit, Chablis 1er Les Vaillons Pale greeny-yellow. The nose is a faint biscuit with a wider white blossom impression above, and is edged with a just enough citrus bite – just over the hour mark, the traditional salty impression of the sea-shore begins to poke through. Smooth, mineral acidity, slightly savoury impressions and this […]

nice wine – now i feel so bad…

nice wine – now i feel so bad…

Yesterday evening I opened the first from a 12-pack of this wine, it had two specific attributes that contributed to my purchase of a full case; first it was a decently priced bourgogne from the 05 vintage which I could use as a bellwether to judge maturation of the vintage, but second, and a much […]

2005 lamblin chablis vaudésir

In-tandem with the CERN large hadron collider (LHC), back again after a few days ‘rest’. Hopefully my annual winter cold is now already behind me and I can continue to polish my technique 😉 2005 Lamblin et Fils, Chablis Vaudésir Medium yellow colour. The nose has hints of roast hazelnut, a little volatility, perhaps marzipan […]

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