Saturday, June 7, 2008

More burgundy

Jean Marc Millot grows in confidence every year as his wines become more widely known and sought after. I think he sells out pretty much all his wines every year now, we certainly can't get enough of them. The Cotes de Nuits Villages 06 was the high standard we have come to expect, raspberries and cream and silky texture. The quality goes up accordingly through the range up to the Echezeaux and Grand Echezeaux and Clos de Vougeot.

Mugneret Gibourg are always a highlight and a joy to taste. Taste their basic (€30!) Bourgogne and you know immediately you are in a domaine which is a notch above the ordinary. it is easy to get seduced by the charming sisters, the atmospheric huge cellars and the vineyards right outside the door, but it is the wines which remain in the memory - Bourgogne, Vosne Romanee, Nuits 1er Cru Les Chaignots, Clos Vougeot - the wines have beautiful balance and finesse right through the range, they are wines that are well worth their admittedly high price tags.

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