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Rebuy – Yes (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 […]

last weekend’s wines…

last weekend’s wines…

Quite a nice selection – the 2011 was a baby but a tasty one, the 2005 was a bit more porty and more volatile than I remember, but very good. Lastly the 2008 was the same as always! 2011 JC Boisset, Clos de la Roche Quite a deep colour. The nose is fresh, mineral and […]

98 roty mazy, plus mountains of (iPad?) typing

98 roty mazy, plus mountains of (iPad?) typing

The recent 2000 Trapet Chambertin was really fine, but overall, this was just a little better… 1998 Roty, Mazy-Chambertin Deep but round nose of fine and ripe red fruit – only the merest suggestion of some leafy maturity. In the mouth this is full and well-textured, showing just a little plushness. There is still a […]

above average weekend wines…

above average weekend wines…

There were only two – but when not going for quantity, what else is one to do? 😉 The ‘Gevrey‘ was just perfect; only medium bodied but supple, open and super complex with a nose to die for – wines like this really don’t last very long. So what about a ‘Chablis‘? Here is another […]

Le Grappin 2013s

Le Grappin 2013s

Tasted with Andrew Nielsen in Beaune 29th October, 2014. Pictured right, Andrew and Emma Nielsen. Le Grappin @legrappin www.legrappin.com Well, there was no point in making you wait 2+ more weeks for the October issue of Burgundy Report EXTRA! to read this – because the Le Grappin 2013 offer closes on the 4th of November […]

weekend wines and misty burgundy

weekend wines and misty burgundy

A couple of wines from the weekend above – and why not 2008! The Pillot was nicely muscled and in perfect drinking order. The Camille Giroud Corton was a pig to taste before bottling but has rounded out to a very pretty and engaging wine – very yummy. 2 hits from 2008! Monday, back to […]

pavillon’s 2012 rugiens

pavillon’s 2012 rugiens

Back into my ‘arrivage‘ stash of 2012 EP wines. I paid a little more for this than previous vintages as I knew it had been decimated by hail, but (Will L!) it still came in at £33 per bottle, delivered to my door… 2012 Domaine du Pavillon, Pommard 1er Rugiens A deep, almost silky nose […]

patrice et maxime rion’s 2012 chambolle fuées

patrice et maxime rion’s 2012 chambolle fuées

I’m delving into my small but perfectly formed ‘arrivage’ of 4 different 2012 en-primeurs. The white Pernand-Vergelesses Clos Berthet from Dubreuil-Fontaine is already two great bottles down – only 4 left – will they see out 2014? – maybe not! Today there’s the Fuées from Patrice Rion – I note that son Maxime now has […]

birthday, sights and wines…

birthday, sights and wines…

Tuesday was an early start from Basel – we were in London by 09h00. Breakfast, hotel check-in, then to Fine + Rare wines for a fine and rare tasting; 38 bottles of 2011 Clos de Vougeot. Notes will be in My October EXTRA! by 20th November. Did I mention a hotel check-in? I was led […]

weekend – old and new vosne (ish…)

weekend – old and new vosne (ish…)

Okay, Clos de Vougeot is close, but not quite Vosne, but elevage was there – surely the yeasts count for something 😉 1997 René Engel, Clos de Vougeot Okay, I’ll admit – this is a little cloudy. And whilst the nose starts wide, Vosne in style, with a little beef and mocha, it slowly settles […]

Burgundy Harvest 23 September 2014…

Lovely Lavaux

OUF! That’s cold! We woke today to blue skies and what would turn out to be a day of glorious sunshine – but OUF (again) – the temperature, and that wind is cold – are we suddenly in November? Heading to the triage table, my gillet wasn’t enough – I needed double-gillet-ing! Today we started […]

Burgundy Harvest 22 September 2014…

Burgundy Harvest 22 September 2014…

I loved the Clos St.Denis but was completely unmoved by the Griotte – and I can’t blame the cork! How will the last of this trio of 2012s fare? 2012 Chézeaux (Ponsot), Chambolle-Musigny 1er Les Charmes Deeply coloured. Pure, crunchy griotte fruit – obvious ripeness but plenty of freshness too – I like. In the […]

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