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Bourgogne by Serafin

This is a very elegant basic Bourgogne but not everyone will like the Searafin style as he creates Burgundies with high tannins and acidity. Lovely rich purple black colour, with dark fruit and wood on the nose. Quite a mouthful  with good weight and charm with just a trace of tannin behind. Good balance but some may find the acidity a bit nippy.  Way above its appellation for those who appreciate the style. Bourgogne 2012 Serafin  Ca 20€ Attached an article about Serafin by BBR: This domaine was originally put on the map by Christian Sérafin’s father, Stanilaus Serafin, a Polish émigré, who settled in Burgundy before the war and espoused 50 per cent whole-bunch fermentation and not too much new oak. He initially worked as a mason, before, in 1947, purchasing some land and establishing himself as a vigneron. His son Christian inherited the domaine in 1988, though he had been making the wine for the previous twenty years. Christian Serafin has made great advances

Pol Roger Champagne tasting

I attended a Pol Roger tasting the other day going through the different Champagne produced by this Champagne house. The Pol Roger Pure was the first one; lively crisp and sitrus like Champagne with no dosage. Perfect with lobster, oysters and fish. Second bottle was the Pol Roger Brut which has 9g/l of dosage and is an equal mix of the three different grapes in Champagne. Green apples and a bit of brioche with some minerality. The Blanc de Blancs from 2004 was very fresh with lots of green apples and citrus fruit. Rich taste with a nice minerality. The Pol Roger 2004, made from 60% Pinot Noir and 40% Chardonnay was more full bodied with less minerality but more body yellow fruit. A very elegant vintage Champagne. Then we got the Pol Roger flagship from 2002 which is called Cuvee Sir Winston Churchill . Pricy stuff but oh so elegant with a lovely acidity, great smell of brioche, apricots and lime. This one is an unknown mix of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the best Grand

Santenay Premier cru "La Comme" 2012

I managed to get hold of some more white Burgundies by Colin-Morey and among the ones I got there was this one from the red wine area of Santenay. Discrete and elegant smell of lime, butter and some spice. As always the wine is extremely refined and balanced with lovely fruit and a long finish. Price wise this one is less expensive although it is not exactly cheap. Santenay "La Comme" 2012 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Ca 30€