These are the wines we drank with a picnic above Musigny

It was a lovely view. How I wish I owned some of those vines.

Riesling Grand Cru Brand 2002, Domaine Albert Boxler

Lovely fruit and very good acidity. Nice concentration. Quite lovely.

Vin Gris 2005, Domaine de Triennes

Light, fruity nose. Light, fruity palate. A reasonable summer drink.

Bourgogne Rosé 2005, Château de Puligny-Montrachet

It is a bit prickly. Nice strawberry fruit. Good acidity. This is a quite grown up rosé.

Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru les Brulées 1996, Rene Engel

A complex nose of soft old fruit. Seems quite ready for drinking. Very soft and charming palate. I think this is rather good.

Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Combes aux Moines Vieilles Vignes 1999, Domaine Fourrier

The nose is still a bit oaky. Real old vines richness and complexity. Nice elegance and refinement. Very good length. Lovely.

Echezeaux Grand Cru 1990, Domaine Dujac

Really lovely perfume of soft fruit. Very complex with nice earthy tones. A very good soft palate of lovely fruit and minerality. This is fully mature and delicious.

Insignia 1995, Joseph Phelps

Very ripe and blackcurranty. Rich palate of dark fruit. It is pretty tannic. Nice enough, but still doesn’t convince me about the point of Cabernet Sauvignon.


2 Comments

  • Jeremy wrote:

    Did you drink Brand 2002 that night? Where was I and why didn’t I get any?

  • David Strange wrote:

    We drank it in the afternoon by the Auberge’s pool. I would have saved you some, but… erm… Yes, I know! I was concerned about you driving up the Côte if you’d had too much to drink. As brilliant excuses go that is triple-A.