Travelling Burgundy - I do taste a lot of good wines and meet a lot of talented and great people ... from Meurilly on the Côte to the outskirts Beaune, from a diminutive cellars to the Drouhin facilities, from Nicolas Faure to Veronique … [Read more...] about Visit Joseph Drouhin – tasting the white 2017s from cask
I now travel to Burgundy 5 to 6 times a year to taste wines from the best producers.
From each visit I produce an article with tasting notes and relevant informations about the producer and the vintage at hand.
What can I say ... great to be back in the diminutive cellar at Domaine Nicolas Faure in Meuilley. My first visit to Meuilley was in the summer of 2016 - and while I had heard about the wines from Nicolas Faure, he was then still relatively … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Nicolas Faure, tasting of the 2017s from cask
Puligny-Montrachet should somehow represent the pinnacle of white Burgundy - but during the last one or two decades the producers of Puligny have been seriously challenged by estates from other appellations. Things are however changing, and new … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Jean Chartron – tasting the 2017s from cask
A few years back one could find wines from Domaine Coquard-Loison-Fleurot in local supermarkets in Beaune, and quite a lot of the wine from this estate was sold to negociants. Things are however changing rapidly - and the Coquard-Loison-Fleurot wines … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Coquard-Loison-Fleurot – tasting the 2017s from cask
Domaine Thomas-Collardot is one of the new discoveries of 2018 - a relatively new and small estate, making some vivid and pure wines in Puligny-Montrachet. To be honest the Puligny-Montrachet scene has been somewhat quiet the last years but … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Thomas-Collardot – tasting the 2017s from cask
Great to be back at Domaine Jean-Marc Millot with Alix Millot taking a stronger and more prominent role at the estate - and clearly getting the room and freedom to make changes and improvements. The 2017s here are as expected lovely and … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Jean-Marc Millot, Tasting of the 2017s from cask
I was really happy to see more wine in the cellar at Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont after the depressingly low yields in 2016 ... Axelle really deserves a break and some success after all the hard work keeping her organic … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont – tasting the 2017s from cask
One of the highlights of my May/June 2018 trip was a tasting at a brand new and exiting estate - Maison and possibly later Domaine Marthe Henry Boillot in Meursault. And when I say brand new - it's as new as an estate can get ... the labels are … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Marthe Henry Boillot – tasting the 2017s from cask