Santenay Clos Faubard 1er Cru , Lucien Muzard 2008

Santenay Clos Faubard 1er Cru , Lucien Muzard 2008
I did a Santenay 1er Cru Taste-off against Les Graviéres La Pousse d’Or from my friends restaurant wine list at The Fig Tree, and this bottle from nearby Arth Wine in Penarth. This has to be the most difficult tasting I’ve had, two wines seemingly so very similar yet actually quite different. Ok, not like ...

Santenay Les Gravières 1er Cru, La Pousse d’Or 2006

Santenay Les Gravières 1er Cru, La Pousse d'Or 2006
My friend Mike pointed out that he had this on his wine list after I told him about my recent vine pruning trip to Santenay while we were having lunch at his restaurant The Fig Tree in Penarth last Friday. So I talked him into giving me a bottle to take away to try out… On my way ...

Santenay Les Charmes, 2007

Santenay Les Charmes, 2007
I spent this week in Burgundy starting the winter pruning in the Saint-Jean vineyard in Santenay which Mark Haisma has taken on this year. (In quite an abandoned state) Consequently when I saw this Santenay from a neighbouring vineyard I really had to try it. It’s a good job Mark is growing Chardonnay as, if ...
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