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merchants’ vintage 2008 en-primeur offers

AB Vintners Berry Bros & Rudd Bibendum Wine Goedhuis & Co Millésima Private Cellar For those with an interest, above are links to the merchants’ offers for the usual (UK) January EP-a-thon…My most recent thoughts on the vintage can be found here, and I’ve already bought wines in both colours. Jancis has also just added […]

offer of the day – Jacques Prieur 2008…

Vins blancs PULIGNY-MONTRACHET Les Combettes 75cl 69.00 Swiss francs (78.00) MEURSAULT Perrières 75cl 98.00 (109.00) CORTON CHARLEMAGNE 75cl 109.50 (128.00) CHEVALIER-MONTRACHET 75cl 198.00 (219.00) MONTRACHET 75cl 388.00 (399.00) Vins rouges CLOS DE VOUGEOT 75cl 99.00 (109.00) CHAMBERTIN 75cl 149.00 (159.00) ECHEZEAUX 75cl 158.00 (169.00) MUSIGNY 75cl 199.00 (218.00) The values in brackets are the prices […]

jeunes talents du vin…

jeunes talents du vin…

New in: “The event «Jeunes Talents du Vin» “Wine Young Talents” unveiled the prize winners of Year 2009 on 10th December in Paris. Presided by Philippe Faure-Brac, Best Sommelier in the World, the jury selected 7 “vignerons” from 7 vine growing areas of France.” Domaine Seguin-Manuel was awarded the « Burgundy » Trophy. Well done […]

cellar sale of la tour d’argent

cellar sale of la tour d’argent

I brought your attention to the auction of part of the cellar from the Tour d’Argent that was held in Paris last week. I myself made some bids on what looked like reasonably priced (and perfect provenance!) 1993s, the estimates were, however, rather under-estimates – the wines made 2.5 to 4x mid-estimate. Needless to say […]

offer of the day – Leflaive 2008…

DOMAINE LEFLAIVE 2008 – Puligny-Montrachet BOURGOGNE 75cl 34.00 Swiss Francs PULIGNY-MONTRACHET 75cl 59.00 (69.50 – 2007 price comparison) PULIGNY-MONTRACHET Les Clavoillons 75cl 79.00 (98.00) MEURSAULT Sous le Dos d’Âne 75cl 86.00 (99.50) PULIGNY-MONTRACHET Les Folatières 75cl 109.50 (139.00) PULIGNY-MONTRACHET Les Combettes 75cl 109.50 (139.00) PULIGNY-MONTRACHET Les Pucelles 75cl 139.00 (169.00) PULIGNY-MONTRACHET Les Pucelles 150cl 283.00 […]

abbreviation of content plus the high cost of false attribution

No bottles to open as I’m trying to rid myself of this damn cold, it also curtailed my domaine visit plans for the end of last week. So the net result is that the Autumn Report will be abbreviated versus my plan A – 120 2007 tasting notes from 2 tastings are missing, and also […]

hospices de beaune auction…

hospices de beaune auction…

I see that people were very enthusiastic at the Hospices de Beaune auction: New York Times

hi, i’m matt and i’m…

This made me laugh today…

the rights and wrongs of a base pricepoint

the rights and wrongs of a base pricepoint

Pinot noir is a tough mistress, if you want good behaviour, you have to pay – and frankly may still not get the behaviour of your hope! Regional wines, ‘Bourgognes’, made by ‘small’ producers often have the same level of care and attention both in the vineyard and in the cellar that is devoted to […]

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