2009 Hospices de Beaune Cuvee Blondeau

2009 Hospices de Beaune Volnay Cuvee Blondeau (1er) - Pinot Noir Burgundy the beguiling enchantress, such wonderful ethereal wines, such stratospheric prices.  Here we have a premier cru wine (one below the great grand cru wines) at a price just over 3 digits...a comparative bargain. Light red, dry and enticing.  Earth, sweet forest berries and woody... Continue Reading →

2010 By Farr Pinot Noir “Farrside”

Tart cherries and spice with a brackish bitterness and earth to close (which I suspect is whole bunch influenced). Consumed with tortellini and sun dried tomato, the acid and slightly bitter profile slice through the richness of the dish to provide perfect counterpoint. A lovely wine with excellent length; in the words of Sir Mix-a-lot,... Continue Reading →

2015 Montalto Single Vineyard Pinots

Brilliant tasting at Montalto sampling the new release 2015 single vineyard pinot noir's and providing a comparison with the 2012 vintage.  Quite a stark difference 3 years in bottle makes with the least popular Main Ridge (among those present) showing the best by far amongst the 2012's. Overall a great showing and one that clearly... Continue Reading →

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