Louis-Michel Liger-Belair is in my view producing one of the very best wines from the somewhat overlooked Vosne-Romanee Les Petits Monts. First vintage was 2006 starting out at a fine level with quality improving year after year arriving at a … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Les Petits Monts
Maison Camille Giroud has a special place in my Burgundy heart, as the wonderful Cortons from this house convinced me that the Corton hill can in fact produce red wines that deserves the Grand Cru classification and at the same time be a delightful … [Read more...] about Visit Maison Camille Giroud – tasting of the 2013 vintage
From time to time I taste old Burgundies, but today it rare to taste or even find good genuine old Burgundies. So I rarely taste wines older than 1971, and therefore really have lost track of how the very old vintages perform these days. With … [Read more...] about The Mysterious Musigny 1929
Fixin was highly regarded by Lavalle and other classifications made more than 100 years ago, but today this northern appellation gets little attention from the collectors of great Burgundies. The Fixin wines have often been accused of being … [Read more...] about Visit – Domaine Berthaut in Fixin .. now with vineyards in Vosne!
Single vineyard village wines are becoming more and more popular in Burgundy, as the focus on terroir and the quality of the different climates increases. Meursault is one of the appellations where the tradition with single vineyard village is … [Read more...] about The best village terroirs in Meursault – a historic view
As many know I normally use Zalto Burgundy stemware for young wines, and my old trusted Riedel Vinum for old and mature Burgundies. I have however decided to test some additional stemware to ensure I have the optimal tools when I taste my … [Read more...] about Clash of the Titans: Riedel vs Zalto vs Riedel
The Gevrey-Chambertin Cuvée Alexandrine from Domaine Marc Roy 2012 is a magnificent village. It's a very special wine as it's made only from millerandage grapes (shot-berries) from the different Gevrey-Chambertin plots owned by Domaine Marc Roy. The … [Read more...] about Domaine Marc Roy, Gevrey Chambertin Cuvée Alexandrine 2012
Benjamin Leroux is one of the most talented winemakers of his generations. He has recently resigned from his job as régisseur at Comte Armand, and is now focusing on this own negociant business in Beaune. Maison Benjamin Leroux was launched with … [Read more...] about Visit: Benjamin Leroux – tasting of the 2013 whites