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
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.
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 white 2016s
Re-taste of the 2016s from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair ... a delightful occupation. I first tasted the 2016s in June 2017, and while most of the wines showed well on that occasion, the extra six months of elevage have defined, detailed and … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair – Re-tasting of the 2016s from cask
On a rainy and cold day in Burgundy it’s nice to focus on something positive and invigorating ... and what could be better that a visit at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti tasting the latest vintage - 2016 in this case. The tasting this year was … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine de la Romanée-Conti – tasting of the 2016s from cask
Good to be back at Domaine Dublère to taste the 2016s. Blair Pethel also suffered from the struggle with mother nature in this vintage, as the Savigny-Les-Beaune region was badly hit by the April 2016 frost. It's sad to see how the growers in this … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Dublère – tasting of the 2016s from cask
One of the rising stars of Burgundy is Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet. Amélie Berthaut has taken over the vineyards of Domaine Berthaut in Fixin from her fathers side, and 2/3rds of the vineyards from Domaine Gerbet in Vosne-Romanée from her mothers family, … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Berthaut-Gerbet – tasting of the 2016s from cask
My second visit at Domaine Lamarche - and eager to see if the 2016s could match the fine wines made here in the 2015 vintage. I was impressed by the 2015s, as I historically have found wines from this estate somewhat underwhelming, but in recent … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Lamarche – tasting the 2016s from cask
Dujac 2016 and 2015s on the menu on this fine November day - a unique possibility to taste these two quite magnificent vintages side by side. So I was really looking forward to this event, as Jeremy Seysses generously was ready to pop the corks … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Dujac tasting of the 2016s from cask