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The Romanée Conti Expedition – Part II

Posted by Frank Ward on July 18, 2012

Our lunch at Le Millésime the previous day had been so enjoyable that we decide to repeat the experience today. Propinquity (it’s only two kilometres away) also plays a role in the decision. Another three courses for less than 20 Euros take the edge off our hunger, while the recollection of the stunning DRC wines, still perfuming our palates, has us almost panting aloud for a delicious wine. We go for a 2007 (a delectable, easy-to-drink vintage) Chambolle Musigny*** from Domaine Georges Roumier, one of Burgundy’s finest producers. 

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Burgundy Excursion

Posted by Frank Ward on July 15, 2007

The Pinot Noir of Burgundy is one of the world’s greatest grapes. It is also one of the quirkiest. It ripens with difficulty, and once ripe easily becomes overripe, thus losing its unique purity and finesse. It is susceptible to rot, and if unripe can give unpleasantly raw, astringent flavours.

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