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Wine group at M.D.'s 29/06/2003 (TNB)

Misc. 19/06/2003 (RJB)

Artadi - Juan Carlos Lopez de Lacalle presents a tasting for Raeburn Fine Wines 15/06/2003 (TNB)

Recent Burgundies (and a Beaujolais) 12/06/2003 (TNB)

Wine Group at M.M.'s 09/06/2003 (TNB)

Other wines from the holiday 01/06/2003 (TNB)

The Diary - June 2003

Wine group at M.D.'s 29/06/2003 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 29/06/2003   Return to top

Misc. 19/06/2003 (RJB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 19/06/2003   Return to top

Artadi - Juan Carlos Lopez de Lacalle presents a tasting for Raeburn Fine Wines 15/06/2003 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 15/06/2003   Return to top

Recent Burgundies (and a Beaujolais) 12/06/2003 (TNB)

  • Clos St Denis 1991 (P. Charlopin-Parizot) Deep but healthy colour, meaty red fruit nose and a touch of gamyness. This is pleasant drinking Burgundy - the fruit has held up well and shows no sign of being past its best. On the other hand there is a lack of purity and real complexity: Parker writes that the estate was using extended cold maceration which resulted in strong colour in this vintage and I wonder if this is the consequence. Pretty good if not entirely typical Burgundy. ***
  • Fleurie Vieilles Vignes 2000 (Potel-Aviron) I don't drink a lot of Beaujolais and this (sign of the times?) doesn't have that word on the label - just "red Burgundy wine" near the bottom. This splendid wine could entice me back to drinking these wines - plenty of characterful bubble-gum fruit, some complexity and the over-all balance and structure of a fine wine. There is even a touch of sediment to testify to its seriousness. I think this will even improve in a year or two, specially given that this was tasted from a half. **(*)
  • Rully blanc Premier Cru Gresigny 1999 (M. Briday) Spicy, I want to say "peppermint" but I'm not sure that is quite the flavour, asparagus fruit. Attractive drinking. **
  • Chassagne Montrachet Ruchottes 1993 (Ramonet) Very zippy with bags of acidity overlaying a core of quality, gringery (as so often with Ramonet) fruit. Rather stylish. I think this will even age well from now with the structure it has. Top ***
  • Pommard Clos des Lambots Vielle Vignes 1999 (Girardin) Rather good, boiled-sweet fruity, attractive Village Pommard. **
Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 12/06/2003   Return to top

Wine Group at M.M.'s 09/06/2003 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 09/06/2003   Return to top

Other wines from the holiday 01/06/2003 (TNB)

Tasting notes added to Fine Wine Diary 01/06/2003   Return to top