I was delighted that I had the opportunity to visit Domaine Leflaive on my March 2017 trip to Burgundy ... to taste some of the 2015s with the new manager of the estate Pierre Vincent. Me and Leflaive - we go back many years - and she … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Leflaive, Tasting of the 2015s from cask
Producer Visits - 2015 vintage
The tasting of the 2015 vintage began already in March 2016, with a few tastings.
I continued with tastings in June 2016 and November 2016. Next trip was January 2017 - and finally I tasted a large range of wines in March 2017 - including the Trilogie tasting at Clos de Vougeot.
In total 51 tastings and visits.
Chambolle Charmes; Chambolle charm .... I always loved the wines from this quiet small village wedged into the valley north of the legendary Musigny vineyard. Musigny Grand Cru defines this appellation - but it has so much more to offer - and I'm … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Ghislaine Barthod – tasting of the 2015s
Domaine Arlaud is producing some magnificent wines - and despite they are both Biodynamic and improving quality each year they still are somewhat under the radar. In my view they certainly don't get the deserved credit and acclaim. In a sense the … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Arlaud – tasting of the 2015s from cask
Cheerful, relaxed and yet intrigued ... this are the emotions one gets when visiting Étienne Julien at Domaine Julien in Comblanchien. This also apply to the wines made here - they are energetic and vibrant with an effortless hedonistic note of … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Julien – tasting of the 2015s from cask
Burgundy is fascinating as you can explore the wines of the region for decades and visit the villages for years and yet new estates and new names appear on your radar all the time. Domaine Pernot-Belicard is one of the new estates on my radar … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Pernot-Belicard – tasting of the 2015s from cask
I was parking the car in the center of Pommard almost in front of the shop Appellation Chocolat .. on my way to taste the 2015s at Domaine Y. Clerget further down the street - and then I recalled the name Clerget from a great bottle moment … [Read more...] about Vistit Domaine Y. Clerget – tasting of the 2015s from cask
Preconceptions and old habits sometimes or even often leads to mistakes and this is also the case in Burgundy - especially in times of change. A lot of estates in Burgundy are taken over by new generations and this often leads to a change of style … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Lamarche – tasting the 2015s from cask
Domaine Dujac is an old favorite ... one of the first estates I visited in Burgundy back in the 1990s. A lot of wine has passed the palate since then - but Dujac is sort of a safe haven quality and aromatics wise. The tasting at Dujac was this … [Read more...] about Visit – tasting of the 2015s from Domaine Dujac