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Grand testing of Bill Nanson, Master of wine


Posted on 06/01/2017

"Irancy La Grand Côte Est 2015
Medium-pale colour. Fresh and herby nose – faint redcurrant. A nice line of flavour here and an intensity that belies the colour. The fruit is quite good, inflected with a little herb. Okay…


Bourgogne Aligoté 2015
Almost 40 year-old vines.
Hmm, this is also very good – fresh fruit with a faint, sweet citrus. In the mouth this is much more tart after the last – mouth-watering, getting better as I become accustomed to it. Perhaps better to leave this as an apero – the acidity is to the fore – but the flavours are very lovely…"


Bill Nanson is a famous independent English speaking author and journalist, founder of Burgundy Report magazine but also an occasional contributor of, the UK magazine Decanter, and the Hong Kong-based magazine Le Pan.