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Tasting Burgundy 2018 | Fourrier, Cathiard, Mortet, Rousseau & Ponsot

On Tuesday night we had dinner at Bistro des Cocottes with the wine trade legend Roy Richards, who brought a couple of extremely generous bottles to share with us. Before getting into them we drank a couple of lovely whites...

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Tasting Burgundy 2018 | Pillot, Sauzet, Drouhin-Laroze, Eugenie, Lambrays

A freezing and rather murky start in Chassagne Montrachet this morning has been transformed by the brightness, freshness and clarity in the wines of Domaine Paul Pillot. Thierry is quick to highlight this warm vintage’s ‘unexpected purity and energy’ and...

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Tasting Burgundy 2018 | Bonneau du Martray, Jadot, Chandon de Briailles, Leflaive, Jobard & Clerget

Another early morning and finally a glimpse of some brighter weather, to start us on our day. First up the most famous address in Corton Charlemagne: Bonneau du Martray. This estate has been under new leadership for the last three...

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Tasting Burgundy 2018 | Hudelot-Noellat, Laurent Ponsot, Tortochot, Geantet-Pansiot & Serafin

On Tuesday night we had a lovely dinner at Ma Cuisine where owner Pierre Escoffier was in tip top form. We drank a couple of lovely bottles including a fabulous Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Les Referts 2014 from Carillon and...

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Tasting Burgundy 2018 | Marc Colin, Tollot-Beaut, Meo-Camuzet, Ghislaine Barthod, Louis Boillot & Grivot

The first day finished with a couple of bottles at Au Bout du Monde followed by a cracking dinner at Caves Madeleine, a stone’s throw from our hotel, and an early night. A quick breakfast and a drive through the...

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