The fragrance of delicacy .... sometimes you never know what a producer visit in Burgundy will bring ... and this was the case with Maison Harbour in Savigny-Les-Beaune. To be honest I always fear these visits - as I hate being put in a situation … [Read more...] about Visit Maison Harbour, Tasting of the 2015s
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.
During the last year or so I have heard from many that Charles Lachaux has made tremendous progress at Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux - the style has changed to a lighter and more floral style - with less oak and less extraction. I must say that I was … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux, tasting of the 2015s
One of the highlights of the year is the tasting of the latest vintage from Domaine Roulot in Meursault. The wines of Domaine Roulot is a benchmark for the whites in my view, as they always are among the best wines in each vintage - and furthermore … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Roulot – tasting of the 2015s from cask
I always love to taste the wines from Oliver Lamy, as they offer lovely and very dependable enjoyment .. vintage after vintage. I have visited Lamy several times - always a great experience and treat - se articles from earlier visits can be seen … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Hubert Lamy – tasting of the 2015 vintage
Sitting in my car writing these tasting notes, while I'm overlooking La Tâche .. -7.5 Celsius .. but with a inner warmth of the aftertaste of Romanée-Conti 2015 .. a truly memorable moment of Burgundian beauty. Just out from a lovely tasting of … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine de la Romanée-Conti – tasting of the 2015s from cask
Burgundy is about all change - and since I have been collecting Bourgundian wines for almost 25 years, a lot of changes has happened since I began to buy wines from the region. When I began the "Parker wave" in Burgundy had just started (in view … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Fourrier, tasting of the 2015s
On my November trip I had the opportunity to retaste the 2015s from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair - the wines I first tasted in June 2016. The 2015 lineup did look both impressive and delightful in June, but I had question marks regarding a few … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair – tasting of the 2015s update
I have been following the progress of Domaine Trapet over the years, and when I tasted the 2010s I got really exited and thrilled by the airy lightness that had entered the character of the wines. Not to be specific .. this could have happened at … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Trapet – Tasting the 2015s from cask