Sad news to come out of Puligny Montrachet. Anne-Claude Leflaive, an inspiring and all round wonderful person has passed. We will miss her.
Jacques Seysses quote of the day: “Before harvest, only journalists know if its going to be a good or bad vintage”. #dontwriteoff2013yet
Les Climats de Bourgogne are now a Unesco World Heritage site! Relentless work from Aubert de Villaine and his team. Well done everyone!
Sometimes, people forget that tradition is innovation that succeeded. Being traditional is not antinomic to being curious, learning.
So please, natural wine enthusiasts, stop serving me brown, oxidized filth while telling me that these wines truly reflect their origins.
Hail stones the size of plums falling in Nuits St Georges for 2 mins. They will have done some damage. How much? We will now tomorrow.
Always a bit surprised when I find out I prefer a producer's entry level wines to his top cuvees, which can taste overly alcoholic or oaky.
When it comes to expressing terroir, a non oxidized wine does this better than the same wine, oxidized. Oxidation results in convergence.
Pre harvest anxiety is not unlike pre exam anxiety. Last night I had a dream that I showed up naked for picking this morning.
It bothered me when RMP disliked wines I admired. Now that he has given 100pts to Clape, I would prefer it if he paid them no attention.