The Burgundy harvest is always tricky, and predicting the start of harvest is difficult, as there is a significant variation in timing amongst the growers. According to my sources – different ones – harvest for most is likely to start around … [Read more...] about Expected harvest dates..
vintage report 2018
I am just back from Burgundy, tasting lineups of 2018 wines. A eventful and lovely trip - the culinary side was excellent, as were most of the tastings. Yet I also found some of the 2018s problematic from normally very competent producers - … [Read more...] about The 2018s the great, the fine, and the potentially ugly
I have begun to sample the red 2018 wines, and the style -- and even the quality -- of the vintage is somewhat irregular. 2018 is, in my view, quite a mysterious vintage, unlike any other. A lovely vintage at best, an inconsistent and rather … [Read more...] about Burgundy 2018 vintage report – red impressions
The 2018 vintage is by many already getting acclaimed and by some compared to the 1947 vintage ... as one of the solar and "great" vintages. This can seem quite premature, as the wines in some places still are completing the malolactic … [Read more...] about As we learn … and get better wines – a 2018 perspective