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Keenly priced big-name wines are what BBX does best. Below is a list of all BBX wines listed over the past 7 days.
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Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs
Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs
Bottle 1 x 75cl 1cs
Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs
Bottle 6 x 75cl 2cs
Bottle 6 x 75cl 4cs
Bottle 6 x 75cl 6cs
Magnum 1 x 150cl 1cs
Magnum 1 x 150cl 3cs
Magnum 4 x 150cl 1cs
Magnum 4 x 150cl 3cs
The harvest began with whites on 26th September, before the rain, then the reds were brought in during less good weather, with sorting necessary. The stems were ripe enough to allow for whole bunch vinification, and Pierre has chosen the soft pedal in 2013: not much punching down, more an infusion approach, less new wood and perhaps a shorter time in barrel. Pierre can see some elements of 2008 but with more weight, more flattering wines overall.
The Lafarges have managed to make slightly more wine than in 2012, but still only a third of a crop. They began on 3rd October and picked for 10 days. They report very good phenolic maturity, slightly low sugar levels, no rot, and very pure wines giving an excellent expression of terroir. Michel thinks that they will open up early but last a long time.
Thibault’s two domaines, based in Moulin à Vent and Nuits-St Georges, both returned paltry yields of 16 hl/ha in 2012. Among the Côte d’Or appellations, the Hautes Côtes, Nuits and Gevrey-Chambertin suffered in particular. All of which is a great shame, given the quality of the wines which have been made. Even where Thibault purchases grapes (Aloxe-Corton and Chambolle- Musigny), Thibault makes the major decisions in the vineyard management. His own vines are farmed biodynamically, with ploughing by horse.
This is an especially fine and pretty kirsch red fruited example of the the Cannubi vineyard in the village of Barolo, as made by the Borgogno family at the vineyard's heart, from the sunny, earlier drinking 2011 vintage: a blend of three different parcels of Cannubi, 'Cane' (named after the previous owenr), 'Nuova' and 'Battista' (the most favoured, south facing), vinified by owner Marco, his daughter Emanuela and their new enologo Luca, this particular bottling comes from one single 50hl slavonian botte (barrel) # 19, selected by me.
Pale strawberry red in colour, the nose sings with delicate strawberry and tea leaf notes, refined and persistent; to taste meanwhile, it's generously fleshy, with sumptuous summer fruit, fresh and lively. Indeed it possesses an almost glass slipper quality, with porcelain cassis fruit and immense charm. Bottled mid December 2014, having been fermented in large oak before being racked to botte #19, the three years' wood ageing has meant that no stabilising, clarifying or filtering has been required, so retaining the wine's intrinsic, stripping nothing away.
Bottle 6 x 75cl 3cs