Philippe Pacalet is one of my favorite producers for pure enjoyment and pleasure .. his wines are in my view a safe bet, if I just want to relax with a delightful pinot after work. The Pacalet wines rarely stay long in my cellar, although they age … [Read more...] about Visit Philippe Pacalet, Tasting of the 2014 vintage
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.
Benjamin Leroux is one of the most talented winemakers of his generations. He has recently resigned from his job as régisseur at Comte Armand, and is now focusing on this own negociant business in Beaune. Maison Benjamin Leroux was launched with … [Read more...] about Visit Benjamin Leroux – tasting of the red 2013s
This was my first visit at Domaine des Croix, the personal domaine of David Croix, the very talented winemaker from Camille Giroud. The Domaine des Croix estate was founded 10 years ago by David and a group of investors. The first vintage was 2005 … [Read more...] about Visit at Domaine des Croix … initial tasting of the 2014 vintage
Domaine Poisot is a quite "new" domaine run by the former navy captain Remi Poisot, who is now making wine from a fine portfolio of family vineyards. This was my second vist here, in the dark and very cold cellars under the beautiful Chateau Corton … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Poisot – tasting of 2013 and 2014 vintage
A magnificent tasting today with 72 bottles of Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair celebrating the 200 years anniversary of the Liger-Belair family in Burgundy. And what a celebration of great wines ... overwhelming is the first word that comes to mind … [Read more...] about 200 years, 72 bottles of Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair
One of the highly acclaimed “new” domaines in the Gevrey-Chambertin appelation is Domaine Marc Roy. I had until recently only tasted one bottle from this exiting estate, and that left me with a desire to explore these fine village wines further. I … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Marc Roy – tasting of the 2014 vintage
Maison Camille Giroud has a special place in my Burgundy heart, as the wonderful Cortons from this house convinced me that the Corton hill can in fact produce red wines that deserves the Grand Cru classification and at the same time be a delightful … [Read more...] about Visit Maison Camille Giroud – tasting of the 2013 vintage
Fixin was highly regarded by Lavalle and other classifications made more than 100 years ago, but today this northern appellation gets little attention from the collectors of great Burgundies. The Fixin wines have often been accused of being … [Read more...] about Visit – Domaine Berthaut in Fixin .. now with vineyards in Vosne!