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Saint Aubin 2010 En Remilly by Girardin

Saint Aubin is one my favourite white villages in Burgundy or maybe the whole world. It is slightly less expensive than their neighbours in Puligny, Chassagne and Meursault but they always deliver high quality white wines. Especially this premier cru from the plot "En Remilly" is always a winner independent of which producer has made the wine. In my experience white premier cru Burgundies should have at least 5 years in the bottle before being consumed. This enables the wine to develop and show it's true character. When you drink a wine like this then you look for lime, butter, herbs and nuts on the nose with a big solid taste with some minerality. It will set you back 30-40€, but it's worth it.


This is a great 100% Grenache from a small area close to Priorat in Spain called Montsant. Alfredo Arribas is the producer of this wine which is only produced in 1985 bottles. This was bottle number 759. The nose has a fantastic intense and clean fruity smell. Red fruit, vanilla, roses, flowers. Super delicious taste with an elegant sweet and ripe fruit (bit like Zinfandel). A long and velvety full bodied taste with a nice acidity. Perfectly balanced and a wonderful length. The Grenache stems from 100 year pre-phylloxera vines and it's a truly great wine for 30-40 €. Try with steak. Tros Negre 2011 Alfredo Arribas Montsant

Meursault Blagny 2008 by Jobard

What can I say? White Premier cru Burgundy with a bit of age and from recognised producer. What can go wrong? This Meursault from Blagny has all the ingredients that you desire from a top white Burgundy: - seductive - enormous balance - great acidity - super delicious nose Every drop is a pleasure. Pure delight. Bring on the fried Gadus Morhua (skrei/cod).  Meursault 1er cru Blagny 2008 Antoine Jobard High price