Tasting of Bichot 2012 – Maison Albert Bichot

On my September trip to Burgundy I had the priviledge to visit Albert Bichot to taste some 2012s from the different domaines and branches of the Bichot house.

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The tasting include wines from Albert Bichot, Domaine de Pavillon, Domaine du Clos Frantin and Chateau Gris. The cask samples were collected in the different estates, and the tasting was held at the Bichot headquarter in Beaune.

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Tasting of Bichot 2012 – Domaine du Chateau Gris and du Pavillon

On my September trip to Burgundy I had the priviledge to visit Albert Bichot to taste some 2012s from the different domaines and branches of the Bichot house.

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The tasting include wines from Albert Bichot, Domaine de Pavillon, Domaine du Clos Frantin and Chateau Gris. The cask samples were collected in the different estates, and the tasting was held at the Bichot headquarter in Beaune.

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Tasting of Domaine Dublere 2012 reds from cask

On my recent trip to Burgundy I had the opportunity to re-visit one of the rising stars of Burgundy – Domaine Dublere.

A little background – Domaine Dublere was founded in 2003 by the American journalist Blair Pethel. The first vintage was 2004, and the domaine has since then gradually expanded the production and the portfolio of wines.

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Domaine Dublere now makes quite a large a selection of both white and red Burgundies – all of very high quality given the individual appellation. All the wines are very pure, intense, quite light-footed and with a precise and transparent expression of the terroir – in other words more Burgundian than many of the local producers.

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Tasting of Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair 2012 from cask

On my September trip to Burgundy I had he opportunity to taste the 2012s from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair. I tasted some of the wines already in March 2013 – and they showed great promise – so I was very exited to taste the whole range.

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Needless to say – I was not disappointed – the 2012s from Liger-Belair are gorgeous, and perhaps even better than expected after the first tasting in March 2013.

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Tasting of Domaine Dublere 2012 whites from Cask

On my recent trip to Burgundy I had the opportunity to re-visit one of the rising stars of Burgundy – Domaine Dublere.

A little background – Domaine Dublere was founded in 2003 by the American journalist Blair Pethel. The first vintage was 2004, and the domaine has since then gradually expanded the production and the portfolio of wines.

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Domaine Dublere now makes quite a large a selection of both white and red Burgundies – all of very high quality given the individual appellation. All the wines are very pure, intense, quite light-footed and with a precise and transparent expression of the terroir – in other words more Burgundian than many of the local producers.

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Tasting of Comte de Vogue 2012 from cask

On my September trip to Burgundy I had the opportunity to visit Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé to taste the 2012 vintage from cask.

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My expectations were very high when I arrived at Vogüé – but I must say that the 2012 vintage exceeded even my highest expectations – the 2012 wines from Vogue are stunningly gorgeous – and among the best wines I have tasted from cask at this fine domaine.

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Tasting of Domaine J.-F. Mugnier 2012 from Cask

On my September trip to Burgundy I had the priviledge to visit Domaine J.-F. Mugnier for the first time. I have always enjoyed and adored the Mugnier wines, as they represent what I like in Burgundy – refinement, terroir and pleasure – so I was very exited to get the opportunity to taste the wines at the domaine.

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The visit was very interesting – as the 2012s are truly beautiful, and the comments and insights from Frederic Mugnier really made me think about what I’m doing on this blog – and the purpose of writing about wine.

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Tasting of Bichot – Domaine du Clos Frantin 2012 from Cask

On my September trip to Burgundy I had the priviledge to visit Albert Bichot to taste some 2012s from the different domaines and branches of the Bichot house.

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The tasting include wines from Albert Bichot, Domaine de Pavillon, Domaine du Clos Frantin and Chateau Gris. The cask samples were collected in the different estates, and the tasting was held at the Bichot headquarter in Beaune.

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Tasting of Domaine Poisot 2012 from Cask

Domaine Poisot is a “new” domaine run by the former navy captain Remi Poisot, who is now making wine from a fine portfolio of family vineyards.

Remi began making wines before the harvest in 2009, and 2010 was his first full vintage – where he also did the work in the vineyards.

The Poisot family own vineyards in Romanee-Saint-Vivant, Corton-Bressandes, Corton Charlemagne and in Pernand-Vergelesses – these vineyards is a part of the heritage from the Louis Latour domaine – see further info about Domaine Poisot

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Tasting of Philippe Pacalet 2012 from Cask – Grand Cru

Philippe Pacalet is, as mentioned before, one of my favorite winemakers in Burgundy. I love the style of the wines, the drinkability, the lightness, the purity, the delicate expression of pinot fruit and the terroir.

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The 2010 vintage was a big succes for Pacalet, the quality was very high, and the transparancy of some of the reds were almost second to none. The 2011s were also very fine for the vintage, and I was therefore eager to visit Philippe and taste his 2012s.

It was quite a big tasting with more than 20 wines, and in this article I will only cover the red grand cru wines. The village wines and the red 1er crus were covered in two earlier article – Tasting of Pacalet village 2012Tasting of Pacalet 1er cru 2012 – and the whites will follow shortly in a separate article. So off to the Grand Crus!

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Tasting of Philippe Pacalet 2012 from Cask – 1er cru

Philippe Pacalet is, as mentioned before, one of my favorite winemakers in Burgundy. I love the style of the wines, the drinkability, the lightness, the purity, the delicate expression of pinot fruit and the terroir.

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The 2010 vintage was a big succes for Pacalet, the quality was very high, and the transparancy of some of the reds were almost second to none. The 2011s were also very fine for the vintage, and I was therefore eager to visit Philippe and taste his 2012s.

It was quite a big tasting with more than 20 wines, and in this article I will only cover the red 1er crus wines. The village wines were covered in an earlier article – Tasting of Pacalet village 2012 – the Grand Crus and the whites will follow shortly in separate articles.

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Tasting of Philippe Pacalet 2012 from Cask – Village

Philippe Pacalet is, as mentioned before, one of my favorite winemakers in Burgundy. I love the style of the wines, the drinkability, the lightness, the purity, the delicate expression of pinot fruit and the terroir.

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The 2010 vintage was a big succes for Pacalet, the quality was very high, and the transparancy of some of the reds were almost second to none. The 2011s were also very fine for the vintage, and I was therefore eager to visit Philippe and taste his 2012s.

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Visit at Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair – March 2013

This year I had the opportunity to taste some 2011s and 2012 from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair at a tasting the day after the Trilogie en Cote de Nuits.

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The tasting program comprised of some of the 2011s not presented at the Trilogie, and some of the 2012 wines – including the white from the new vineyard Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos des Grandes Vignes. This article focus on the tasting of the 2012s – the 2011s will be covered in a separate article.

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Visit at Domaine de la Romanee-Conti – March 2013

I have recently worked on some articles about the great terroirs – starting with Romanee-Saint-Vivant. In this proces I sort of got caught up in the history of the Romanee-Saint-Vivant vineyard, thus also the history of DRC and the L’abbeye Saint-Vivant de Vergy – and wanted to explore this further.

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I was therefore very exited when I got the opportunity to visit DRC on my March trip to Burgundy – the date 20th of March 2013 will be remembered.

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Tasting of Domaine Forey Père et Fils 2011 from Cask

On my October 2012 visit to Burgundy I had the opportunity to visit Domaine Forey Père et Fils
in Vosne Romanee to taste the 2011 vintage from cask.

Domaine Forey Père et Fils is owned and managed by Régis Forey, a big man with a great sense of humor. Régis was a very generous host as we first tasted most of the 2011s from cask, then a selection of the 2010s from bottle and lastly a few older bottles – a fine tasting indeed.

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Tasting of Domaine Dupont-Tisserandot 2011 from Cask

On my recent visit to Burgundy we had the opportunity to visit Domaine Dupont-Tisserandot to taste the 2011 vintage from cask.

It was my first visit to this fine, but quite discretely profiled domaine. It was a great pleasure to visit the Dupont-Tisserandot, as Didier Chevillon is a very friendly and talented winemaker. The wines were even better than expected, and certainly deserve more awareness from the Burgundy drinkers – this is fine red Burgundies.

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