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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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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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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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Mestre Santenay PC 2012

Mestre Pere et Fils, AOC PC Santenay, Burgundy, France, 2012 Santenay is the southernmost outpost of the Cote de Beaune, at the border with the Cote Challonaise.  There are no grand crus in the appellation, but 12 premier crus and … Continue reading

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Patriarche Nuits-St-Georges 2009

Patriarche, Les Cailles, AOC/AOP Premier Cru Nuits-Saint-Georges, Côte de Nuits, Burgundy, France, 2009 This wine: varietal pinot noir, natural cork closure, 13% abv, ex-producer, €45 (2014) Consumer tasting note: a very complex well-developed pinot noir, with a rich nose of baked and … Continue reading

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Berguet Gevrey-Chambertin 2011

Domaine Alain Burguet, Cuvee Symphonie, AOC/AOP Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, France, 2011 This wine: A village wine, organically farmed, varietal pinot noir, 18 months in unspecified French oak, natural cork closure, 13% abv, Gauntleys, £45 (2016) Consumer tasting note: dry … Continue reading

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Dom. Michel Lafarge Meursault 1998

Domaine Michel Lafarge, Vendanges Selectionee, AOC/AOP Meursault, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France, 1998 (the 1999 was oxidised, tasting like a fino, with bruised apple and nice almond notes). This wine: An ostensibly entry-level Meursault wine, varietal chardonnay, 13% abv, natural … Continue reading

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