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  • Beaune Clos des Mouches (28/1/01): Sound but rather plain, ordinary wine [Sam Chafe}
  • Beaune Clos des Mouches (2/1/04: Little nose, some structure, average [Sam Chafe]
  • Beaune Clos des Mouches (April, 2007): Fully maderised [Sam Chafe]
  • Chablis Blanchots (17/1/04): Blunt and closed, palate with weight and structure [Sam Chafe]
  • Chablis Blanchots (26/12/07): Nose minerally. Palate with structure and acidity, very good, no maderisation [Sam Chafe]


  • Beaune Clos des Mouches (25/5/07): Golden, fresh nose. Young palate, good acidity. Good wine, needed time [Sam Chafe]
  • Pernand Vergelesses Les Caradeux (23/1/01): Brilliant, citrusy, richly structured palate [Sam Chafe]
  • Pernand Vergelesses Les Caradeux (20/2/04): Flattened, less acidity, bit chalky, still sound [Sam Chafe]
  • Pernand Vergelesses Les Caradeux (22/12/07): Reasonable weight and structure but now with some maderisation [Sam Chafe]
  • NB: In my experience, this seems to be a common sequence with premature maderisation .