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  • What a difference a year makes

    Published:  March 29, 2009

    The other night we opened another 2000 Monthelie les Clous from Daniel Buisson-Dupont, friends gathered. Quite a change from the first time we had it a year ago, this time full of power, thick and full. Why the difference? Well, a few possibilities.

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  • Guala bare

    Published:  May 27, 2012

    I have just come across the Guala seal plastic cork, on a Monthelie "monopole" red. Monthelie is one of the best Burgundies, as I have written before (here) and I don't think this cork has helped it at all.

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  • Mr Dupont does not appear to have a website, but more information is available at the Meursault website below

    More Monthelie power

    Published:  March 24, 2008

    Okay, I admit this is not my favourite Monthelie and not as grandiose as the famous Douhairet sisters, but it is captures nicely one of the characteristics some people love about Burgundies: a clear lucid colour belying a nice, full finish. Daniel Buisson-Dupont is in Mersault. I wonder if he is related to Buisson-Battault? I don't know his Meursault, but a quarter of his small production is Monthelie red; this 2000 Monthelie is simple and elegant, with just enough pinot noir power at 13%. Not the kaleidescope of flavours of a bigger Burgundy, but just enough complexity there to complement a fine lunch. C+

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  • Courtesy of http://www.bourgogne-boussey.com/

    My Monthelie sisters

    Published:  July 24, 2007

    Reds; kaleidoscope and fireworks, starting from 4-5 years in, incred at 10. B+

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