Category: Fine Wine

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Burgundy Tasting Trip: Day 8

November 10th 2017

Patrick-Javillier

Day eight and a big day for us: eight domaines today on our agenda. By 8.30am we were standing with Nathalie Tollot of Tollot Beaut tasting her range. Unfortunately the frost damaged a large chunk of her vines so Natalie has decided to blend the two Savignys and both 1er Cru Beaunes. The star for me was her Aloxe Corton 1er Cru Vercots on the border with Pernand, which showed a bit more volume and intensity than her delicious village Aloxe. These vines were untouched by the frost. We finished on the Corton Bressandes which was harder to taste today…

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Burgundy Tasting Trip: Day 7

November 8th 2017

Corton-Bressandes-2016

Last night we drank a delicious Nuits St Georges 1er Cru Clos de La Marechale by Mugnier 2013 in the Bistro de l’Hotel. It was open and ready to go, and showed beautifully the purity of this underrated vintage. It didn’t last long! The seventh day of the tasting trip and we are driving south from Beaune town centre to Mercurey where we are tasting at Domaine Charton with Vincent. 

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Burgundy Tasting Trip: Day 6

November 7th 2017

Aire des Clos

We kicked off proceedings with an excellent dinner on Sunday night, starting with a sublime bottle of 2005 Chablis Montée de Tonnerre by François Raveneau – the wine, while being on the fuller, richer side for Chablis, was magnificent! Its flavour lasted long into the night and it goes down as one of my all time favourite white wines. If this doesn’t deserve to be Grand Cru, then I don’t know what does.

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Lutum’s exceptional 2015s | Gap’s Crown Chardonnay and Sanford & Benedict Pinot Noir

November 7th 2017

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A new wave of exceptional Californian Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines are entering our shores. There are many reasons to take these wines very seriously; the very best are delicate, nuanced and extraordinarily beautiful and many show the grace, aromatics and complexity of their European counterparts. With decreased allocations coming from Burgundy, there could never be a better time to start exploring whats on offer.

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