Three bottles: Jasper Morris MW

Happy New Year.  And bring on 2015.  And it’s Burgundy time.  So a timely three bottles. Limited smoke blowing here: there is a handful of guys from whom I have learnt much of what I know and, more importantly, from whom I have learnt how to learn more.  Mr Morris is close to the top […]

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2013 Burgundy: a tasting with the Master

The best winemaker I’ve ever encountered?  Good question.  Short answer is Dominique Lafon.  I tasted his 2013s in early November.  Here goes: 2013 Monthelie Duresses This has been in and out of cuve, which is to say racked.  There is a touch of reduction on the nose but some weight of fruit (that I call […]

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What numpty brought the Lascases?

2010 Bordeaux en-primeur, the “campaign” as we call it, was pretty horrific, hence the silence here.  A summary of 2010 will appear shortly, along with the results of a rather special 2009 vs 2010 claret tasting but, in the meantime, a bit of pleasure, which is what this juice is all about. The setting is […]

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