Daily Archives: February 28, 2008

Roaming for Rhone

Le Clos du Caillou Cotes du Rhone Vielles Vignes Cuvee Unique 2005 This is a solid wine, balanced in medium weight with ripe fruits and structure. The ripeness is such that there are liquer-like black fruits. The alcohol is showing … Continue reading

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Oh Burgundy

Deux Montille Chambolle-Musigny “Les Babilleres” 2005 This is brimming with fresh cherries and surrounded by a silky texture kissed by the taste of oak. The Pinot for this wine was sourced from Les Babilleres, situated between Les Charmes and the … Continue reading

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Back to Burgundy

Verget Macon Villages 2006 Open this a little early to blow off the reductive funk and after 20 minutes the fruit will come through. From Jean-Marie Guffen, this Chardonnay has been a spot-on value in notes back to the 2003 … Continue reading

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