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offer of the day – clos des lambrays, bruno clair, d’angerville – 2016s

Domaine Clos des Lambrays Clos des Lambrays 2011 150cl 278.00* (Swiss Francs) Clos des Lambrays 2013 75cl 159.00 Clos des Lambrays 2014 75cl 159.00 Clos des Lambrays 2014 150cl 323.00 Clos des Lambrays 2016 75cl 225.00 Clos des Lambrays 2016 300cl 960.00 Domaine Bruno Clair Gevrey-Chambertin Clos du Fonteny 1er Cru 2016 75cl 115.00 Bonnes-Mares […]

if ever there was a (real) unicorn wine…

if ever there was a (real) unicorn wine…

Following up on my previous post – ‘already time for jayer’s records to fall?‘ – Finally some detail is available from Sotheby’s on their October sale. I’d assumed Romanée-Conti 1945 to be a unicorn wine, but that can’t be, because there are two bottles in this sale – and for the first time in 15 […]

icymi – ‘tca-less cork by 2020’ – so what?

icymi – ‘tca-less cork by 2020’ – so what?

“An oak barrel brings value to a wine, but cork is perceived as potentially causing a problem with your wine… – …why is that?” Antonio Amorim – yes, that Amorim! This was published on Friday when I was traveling – it mandated comment. My first reaction was ‘Good!‘ My second reaction was ‘About Time!‘ My […]

already time for jayer’s records to fall?

already time for jayer’s records to fall?

Only last month was that (in)famous Jayer sale – the sale of the century – but already a new sale of the century is on its way. You will have to wait until August to see the details of the collection though, and October for the sale! I had the feeling that it was highly […]

this week’s icymi…

I’ve been saving a few up for you – here’s about 2 week’s worth: Jefford on Monday: The Chablis difference Short but punchy. An unusual presentational approach to Chablis – I would say reasonably successful too – well-done Andrew. There’s been a sad (relative) absence of Burgundy content in Decanter since Tim Atkin was made […]

the jayer millions – part 2

So yesterday I posted an on-the-spot snapshot of Sunday’s Geneva-Jayer sale, today I’ll make a few relevant points. It’s stating the obvious that a number of the bottles will certainly be corked – Jayer had some issues in the mid-1980s – but I believe that only two things really need to be addressed – pricing […]

the jayer millions…

the jayer millions…

In full flow… My pre-sale post. Henri Jayer, 12 years after his death, remains an iconic winemaker. It seems a shame then that his life was reduced to mere money yesterday, though it was quite a final payoff for the family, a number of whom were hidden in the Geneva hotel where the sale of […]

predatory wine retailing?

It’s a question of ethics, I suppose. And I don’t know all the details – so maybe some of the ethics are fine – but it’s still a tale that leaves a nasty taste in my mouth. A retailer in the UK is offering, nudge-nudge, wink-wink, cheap Domaine Leflaive under another label – and of-course […]

offer of the day – Christophe Perrot-Minot 2016…

Relatively – the offers are coming in, thick and fast – that’s two this week! 🙂 Some more 2016s for you: VINS ROUGES Morey Saint-Denis La Rue de Vergy 2016 75cl 94.50 (*Swiss Francs) Gevrey-Chambertin 2016 75cl 94.50 Nuits St-Georges 1er ‘Les Murgers des Cras’ 2016 75cl 100.80 Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes 2016 75cl 109.80 Vosne-Romanée […]

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