Time to taste the 2017 vintage .... but before I get to the first tastings I need to set the scene. I have - to be honest tasted af few 2017s already ... so I have formed some kind of preliminary opinion of the vintage. It is however useful to … [Read more...] about Summer Tastings of the 2017 vintage #1
The trends and tendencies are moving toward quick or instant gratification and consumption. Fast food, instant coffee ... and few seems to have the time to wait for the sublime experience ... A lot of this is contemplated openly by choice; wines … [Read more...] about Instant Coffee, Instant Wine, Instant Burgs?
This is a tremendous wine ... a rare surprise and treat ... the Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos des Argilliéres from Domaine Vincent Dureuil-Janthial. A Nuits-Saint-George 1er cru, made by a Rully producer - and not just by any Rully producer - it's … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Dureuil-Janthial , NSG Clos des Argilliéres
One of my favourite vineyards in Nuits-Saint-Georges is Les Argilliéres or Clos des Argilliéres - a 1er cru located in the center of Premeaux at the southern end of the Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation. It's not the most well known of the the … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Prieure Roch, Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos des Argilliéres
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé is one of the most prominent estates in Burgundy, and the Musigny Vieilles Vignes is one of the most legendary wines produced in the region. While de Vogüé also is the largest owner of Bonnes Mares this wine seems … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Bonnes Mares – update
Mazis-Chambertin is a terroir with several interesting features - one being that Hospice de Beaune has a large plot on this vineyard - the other being that Domaine d'Auvenay has a plot from where they produce one of the rarest and most expensive … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine d’Auvenay, Mazis-Chambertin
The Georges Roumier Bonnes Mares is perhaps the most famous and acclaimed wine from this large Grand Cru. In a sense the Roumier is the Bonnes Mares benchmark wine - a wine that sort of defines the terroir in more than one sense, and also the … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Georges Roumier, Bonnes Mares
The Domaine d'Auvenay Bonnes Mares is are rare but very costly bird - elusive and a bit overlooked due to the limited production and high price. Domaine d'Auvenay a bit of background Mme Lalou Bize-Leroy is the leading lady of Burgundy - … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine d’Auvenay, Bonnes Mares