A couple of Beaune's from the weekend both finished off earlier this evening - I was trying to come up with something along the lines of older/newer 'bones' but gave up on that ! Both much enjoyed in their own very different (obviously !) ways. The Le Grappin 2012 is perhaps my best ever (as in enjoyed) Le G wine to date. Seriously good. Initially served maybe too cold reminded me hugely of Chablis, and a top Chablis at that. Really, really supa tasty good. Salut & chapeau Andrew & Emma. The Epenottes is an interesting one. Ballot-Millot I guess best known for their whites (Meursault ?) but this red is a great drink - unfortunately (for now) my last bottle. I was amazed to see a wine of this age on a merchant's 'everyday' list a year only or two ago at a very good price & couldn't resist a 6 pack - think they may have come from the cellar of the merchant's proprietor/boss. One bottle corked (merchant reimbursed without issue - quickly) but others all good. Very deeply coloured, stinky, vegetal, secondary aromas/flavours - tangy '96 acidity evident, persistent, long. Very tasty. Need a few more me thinks. Open question, thinking aloud, why are Beaune wines so seemingly under rated, under the radar, good value - as maybe NSG wines are for the CdN ? Couple of other wines before the above at back end of last week:- Domaine Cornu-Camus 2018 H-CDN Blanc - as previously this 'humble' wine is, without doubt, my personal white wine of the YTD, no question. Just brilliant & amazing qpr. My last bottle of 6 bought direct last Sept drunk way too quickly/easily. When I'm next in Burgundy I'm going to re-visit this lovely family before I do anything else ! Domaine Pierre Damoy 2009 Bourgogne Rouge - my favourite BR of current times. No shrinking violet this one but impressive nonetheless. Very akin to a Gevrey, naturally, bats above its 'humble' status pour moi. I like Pierre, he's a good guy, and under rated & unfairly criticised in some quarters for me.