A birthday meal

We celebrated the birthday of my partner at a farmhouse eating establishment. It was quite a lot of fun. Lovely beef. Champagne Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill 1988, Pol Roger Really toasty, cocoa nose. It is really fully developed. Broad and powerful with great acidity. This is really excellent. Riesling Cuvée Frédéric Emile Vendanges Tardives 1989, […]


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 […]


General drinking on Friday, the holiday is drawing to a close

Champagne Grande Rosé, Gosset Corked, bugger! Riesling Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Spatlese no. 23 Auction wine 1996 Really pure, limey nose. Very racy and exciting. Frighteningly acidic, very linear. But great fruit and very long. This is special. Saint-Aubin Premier Cru en Remilly 2004, Bernard Moreau et Fils Nice, pretty fruit, some minerality. Quite light bodied, nice […]


Domaine Dujac 2006

I cannot pretend to be terribly objective about Domaine Dujac wines, not only are they my favourite producer in Morey but they are also made by a friend from university. Moreover, I was staying there for most of the time I was in Burgundy. Lovely people, lovely wines. Morey St. Denis 2005 In the full […]


Thursday’s Chablis comparison and other wines

Riesling Berncasteler Doctor Auslese 1998, Wwe. Dr H. Thanisch – Erban Thanisch Nice and limey. Mineral and direct. Linear and citric. Pretty good. Chablis Grand Cru les Clos 2000, J-P Droin Quite nutty, a bit oxidised, but it seems mature rather than past it. Nice mineral palate. Good length. Pretty concentrated. Not bad at all. […]


Domaine Christophe Roumier

Christophe Roumier is a charming chap and his wines are charming too. His wines are personal favourites of mine and are usually worth seeking out in any vintage. Roumier and Mugnier are the best sources of Chambolle. Chambolle-Musigny 2005 Very pretty fruit, but it is not short on concentration. The palate is lovely and charming. […]


Domaine Arlaud 2006

Cyprien Arlaud seems to be making better wine each year. This is quite good as his wines are very affordable. A good address. Morey St. Denis 2005 Quite a pretty nose of fruit. It is a bit reduced. The palate is nice, though, with good fruit and reasonable length. Chambolle-Musigny 2005 Prettier fruit and the […]


Frédéric Mugnier/Château de Chambolle-Musigny

M. Mugnier makes some of the most beautiful wines in Burgundy. He has one recipe he uses for wine making every year, it doesn’t change with vintage variations. It seems that recipe is a pretty grown-up one. Chambolle-Musigny 2005 Lovely, pure fruit nose. Quite intense and ripe. The palate is very silky with lovely fruit. […]


Three wines with dinner

After visiting Moreau we went to a one-star in Beaune and drank the following wines with dinner. Riesling Grand Cru Muenchberg 2001, Andre Ostertag Good mineral nose, nice and ripe. The palate is pleasingly mineral, but is quite light-bodied. This is a pretty Riesling. Chassagne-Montrachet Premier Cru Caillerets 2004, Marc Colin Nice minerality, good focus. […]


Bernaud Moreau at Fils

M. Moreau makes very classic, typical wines; they don’t have the same kind of house style as Dancer and Roulot. Bourgogne Blanc 2005 Nice fruit and a hint of oaky character. It has some style for a Bourgogne of Blanc. St. Aubin Premier Cru Sur Gamay 2005 Smells like a baby Puligny. Pure fruit, very […]