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muzard 2008 santenay 1er beauregard

muzard 2008 santenay 1er beauregard

2008 Lucien Muzard, Santenay 1er Beauregard Medium colour. Medium width too, and some reduction for the first hour; eventually a nice red dominated-berry fruit and the last drops have a lovely acid-cherry impression. In the mouth there is a freshness that dovetails nicely with the width – again emphasising an acid-cherry note. There was again […]

jean chauvenet 2008 nuits 1er les perrières

The tasting I had at the domaine last week was a resounding success – a very fine selection from 2008, but it’s often interesting to compare your notes with a bottle at home. I loved the Perrières best, despite the Vaucrains being the ‘top wine’ (most expensive) in the cellar, so bought half a dozen. […]

2007 château de puligny-montrachet 1er folatières

2007 château de puligny-montrachet 1er folatières

It might be from my all-time favourite vintage, but anyone who can make Folatières taste like liquid rock must be working very hard – bravo! 2007 Château de Puligny-Montrachet, Puligny 1er Les Folatières Medium-pale yellow. The nose has a ripe but sweet yellow lemon about it, but with a minerality that makes me reminisce about […]

2008 château de puligny-montrachet 1er folatières

2008 château de puligny-montrachet 1er folatières

2008 Château de Puligny-Montrachet, Puligny 1er Les Folatières Starts deep and very faintly of baked bread, but swirl and the nose has a nice freshness and the fruit behind is high-toned and citrussy . This is a mouthful of energy and joy – blind I might have guessed it to be the 2007 (I must […]

more on 2009 whites + a 2008 red from muzard

more on 2009 whites + a 2008 red from muzard

Last week, as you will have gathered from the snowy images, was a little chilly in the Côtes, but it was a good time to get a better understanding of the whites – even though many will not be bottled until February-April 2011. I think I tasted almost 200 wines with their producers, a significant […]

bonneau du martray 2000 corton-charlemagne

bonneau du martray 2000 corton-charlemagne

One large tranche of work behind me, it’s time to play with oxidation fire – but the dice roll and this is a good, or rather, very good one. Hooray! Fair to say, however, that my happiness is tinged with the sadness of even contemplating failure with such a bottle… 2000 Bonneau du Martray, Corton-Charlemagne […]

books & jomain 2007 puligny 1er les perrières

books & jomain 2007 puligny 1er les perrières

I’m away for a couple of days and a big pile of envelopes are waiting for me. Once or twice a year I scour a few favourite booksellers to see if they have anything new (old actually) for me. You can buy books for relatively nothing – such are authors reduced to, their book becoming […]

updating and a selection of bottles…

updating and a selection of bottles…

Various things: I’ve just done what I suppose will be a roughly annual updating of my Burgundy Vintage Chart, it slightly preempts the Autumn Burgundy Report which should be online by the end of next week (should be!). As mentioned, you’re having to wait for the Autumn report because I have too many things – […]

château de chorey 1996 beaune 1er teurons

château de chorey 1996 beaune 1er teurons

After the 99 Château de Chambolle-Musigny villages, this 96 Château de Chorey 1er is clearly a much better wine – at least, from these 2 half-bottles anyway. I expect the ‘general market’ chooses to position these wines differently, but the market often occupies a world where taste is irrelevant. Not as tannic and (perhaps) concentrated […]

a quick peek at 1996 with the help of Grivot …

a quick peek at 1996 with the help of Grivot …

What can you learn from opening only two bottles – half bottles at that – and from the same producer too. Actually quite a bit I think, after the premier cru I decidied not to open a Clos de Vougeot! Okay, Grivot is not your average producer, but useful data (to me) all the same. […]

l & a lignier 2007 morey st.denis clos les sionnières

l & a lignier 2007 morey st.denis clos les sionnières

An enforced drinking holiday right now due to seasonal sniffles… 2007 L & A Lignier, Morey St.Denis Clos Les Sionnières This is rather a meaty and powerful villages – for a 2007 anyway. Good, frank, red fruit aromas. On the palate it shows a nice acid balance plus good impact in the mid-palate. The tannins […]

ponsot/chézeaux 2008 clos st.denis tvv…

ponsot/chézeaux 2008 clos st.denis tvv…

I decided I’d had enough of that old wine – time for some good new stuff 😉 2008 des Chézeaux (Ponsot), Clos St.Denis Très Vieilles Vignes Ardea sealed and these things are frankly a pain in the arse to remove. Medium-plus purple-rimmed colour. The nose starts dense and unyielding but very quickly develops a dark […]

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