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Picard Gevrey-Chambertin 2010

Michel Picard, AOC Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote d’Or, Burgundy, France, 2010 Burgundy quality levels It is often said that there are four levels, whereas the reality is that there are five, becoming spatially smaller in extent as one ascends the (potential) quality … Continue reading

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Les Silex Chablis 2005

Jacques Bourguignon (negociant-eleveur), Les Silex, AOC Chablis, Yonne, Burgundy, France, 2005 The Chablis appellation See here for some comments on the appellation and its structure. This wine: varietal chardonnay, coated natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, Vintage Wines, bin end £10 … Continue reading

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Brocard Bougros Chablis GC 2010

Jean-Marc Brocard, Bougros, AOC Chablis Grand Cru, Burgundy, France, 2010. See here for general notes on Chablis, and some comments on the producer. I have seen a comment somewhere that Brocard’s Bougros is an entry-level GC, or equivalent to a very good PC. … Continue reading

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Mestre Maranges Burgundy 2013

Mestre Pere et Fils, AOC/AOP Maranges, Burgundy, France, 2013 This wine: varietal pinot noir, hand harvested, matured in oak, agglomerate Diam 5 cork closure, 13% abv, ex-producer €12.50 (2015) Consumer tasting note: mature pinot noir, quite delicate, with a red … Continue reading

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Voarick Aloxe-Corton 2012

Domaine Michel Voarick, AOC Aloxe-Corton, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France, 2012 This wine: varietal pinot noir, natural cork closure, 13% abv, Demoiselles de Ladoix (small hotel with cellar), at Ladoix, €19 (06/15) Consumer tasting note: a modest quite restrained pinot noir, … Continue reading

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Brocard Bougros Chablis GC 2011

Jean-Marc Brocard, Bougros, AOC Chablis Grand Cru, Burgundy, France, 2011. See here for general notes on Chablis, and some  comments on the producer. I have seen a comment somewhere that Brocard’s Bougros is an entry-level GC, or equivalent to a very … Continue reading

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Rapet Pernand-Vergelesses 2012

Domaine Rapet, Les Belles Filles, AOC Pernand-Vergelesses, Cote d’Or, Burgundy, France, 2012 This wine: varietal pinot noir, Diam 5 agglomerate cork closure, 13% abv, Les Demoiselles de Ladoix (small hotel with cellar), €19 (07/15) Consumer tasting note: a decent nose … Continue reading

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