Domaine Marc Roy is one of my favorite visits in Gevrey - always lovely wines here - and June seems to be a good time to taste the wines, as they often are quite far in their development in cask and will be bottled already in the fall. Now you … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Marc Roy – tasting of the 2017 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.
Tasting wine can be somewhat unpredictable .. normally I like to taste the reds from Maison Chantereves early but prefer to taste the whites later.. in the 2017 vintage it's actually the whites that are showing most ready to taste at this … [Read more...] about Visit Chantereves – tasting of the 2017s from cask
I have now sampled the first 2017s and the style and the quality of the vintage seems pretty consistent. The 2017 vintage is a pleasent "surprise", both the reds and the whites are very pretty, drikable and enjoyable wines. For those who like … [Read more...] about Burgundy 2017 vintage report – impressions
It's this time of the year - when I usually taste the lineup of Domaine Roulot - and why change a splendid tradition. The tasting of the 2016s were however somewhat different to the earlier years, as the frost had caused some adjustments to the … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Roulot – tasting of the 2016s from cask
I have followed the wines of Philippe Pacalet since his first vintages, more than 15 years ago. I have furthermore followed the wines he made at Domaine Prieure-Roch before he began on his own. Let me be prefectly clear - Philippe Pacalet is a … [Read more...] about Visit Philippe Pacalet, tasting of the 2016s from cask
Second round of 2016s from Maison Joseph Drouhin .. to the whites .. The tasting was conducted by Veronique Drouhin .. at the head office in Beaune - check also the article about the excellent red 2016s. The whites are as the reds … [Read more...] about Visit Joseph Drouhin – tasting the white 2016s from cask
The wines of Domaine Pierre Labet are in my view a bit overlooked - and overshadowed by the wines made at Chateau de la Tour, the top brand of the François Labet "group". While Chateau de la Tour is renown for making some of the very best wines on … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Pierre Labet, tasting of the red 2016s
One of the most memorable visits in 2017 was at Domaine Michel Gaunoux - tasting some timeless or should I say old school Burgundies from Pommard, Beaune and Corton. Remembering and cherishing the best traditions of Burgundy, and celebrating … [Read more...] about Tasting Domaine Michel Gaunoux … timeless perspectives