Domaine Julien ... Étienne Julien ... makes some intriguingly delightful wines. I really like the style, the energy and the lovely juiciness of these wines. As I taste these wines ... from the 2013 vintage and onwards, I have started to appreciate … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Julien – tasting of the 2016s from cask
Producer Visits - 2016 vintage
The tasting of the 2016 vintage began already in January 2017, with a few samples.
First larger tastings began in late March 2017 and continued with tasting in June 2017, and will continue in October and November 2017.
Finally I expect to taste more January and March 2018 - ending around the Grands Jours de Bourgogne.
My second visit at Maison Harbour after the tasting the 2015s in January 2017 - and now it's already time to taste the 2016s at this minuscule estate in Savigny-Les-Beaune. Good to be back to see how these fine people are doing with their … [Read more...] about Visit Maison Harbour, Tasting of the 2016s from cask
There are many relatively unknown estates in Burgundy, and while I do see and taste a lot of Burgundy bottles I actually never noticed Domaine Rougeot in Meursault. Some estates have been famous and well known in previous decades ... and some … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Rougeot – tasting of the red 2015s and 2016s
I do visit quite many estates - and there are many great moments, and highlights - but one of the most precious visits was my first tasting at Domaine Nicholas Faure in the summer of 2016. I came unprepared as I never tasted the wines before - … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Nicolas Faure, tasting of the 2016s from cask
One of the highlights of my June 2017 tour to Burgundy was the visit to Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont - or should I say Domaine Betrand et Axelle Machard de Gramont. I really like to visit this small estate located in the hills of Vergy and … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont – tasting the 2016s from cask
This is my second visit to Domaine Duroché one of the rising stars of Gevrey-Chambertin - the first one being the tasting of the 2015s in November last year - see the article here. Pierre Duroché made some tremendous 2015s, but it's in my view way … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Duroché – tasting of the 2016s from cask
In the twilight zone between frost and mildew we find a revelation, as the 2016 wines rise from the ashes like Phoenix ... full of vibrant life and energy. While the producers rightfully complain about the low quantities in the 2016 vintage - most … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine des Croix – tasting the 2016s from cask
39 celsius ... trying to find some shadow for the car on Place des Marronniers - then a short walk to Domaine Marc Roy. It's burning hot and even the short trip across RN974 is daunting mid-day - Vikings are not made for these temperatures. At … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Marc Roy – tasting of the 2016 vintage