HMWS Wine Blog


Oxidised Chablis

  HMWS at Dom. Seguinot-Bordet in 2008

During a visit to Domaine Seguinot-Bordet in Chablis a few years ago, a significant quantity of their Chablis Premier Cru Fourchaume 2007 was purchased. At a tasting in Harrogate on 1st December 2011, the two bottles of this wine opened were found to be oxidised and undrinkable. Both bottles have been cellared well. This may be an example of Premature Oxidation that has been the curse of Burgundy for some years (yeast, poor quality corks and vine stress caused by dehydration have been implicated). A similar problem was noted with several bottles of 2007 vintage Premier Cru wines of Jean-Marc Brocard in August 2011. Those who have these wines in their cellar are advised to check their condition urgently. Domaine Seguinot-Bordet was informed.

Beautiful Macon

Jean Thevenet’s Domaine de la Bongran Vire Clesse 2003 purchased at the estate during a visit there in 2008 is rich, honeyed and very attractive now. (Tasted 4th December 2011). Macon Fuisse 2009, Domaine Vessigaud (from MWH Wines) is impressive and is a good buy.

HMWS at Thevenet, June 2010

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