My second visit at Maison Harbour after the tasting the 2015s in January 2017 - and now it's already time to taste the 2016s at this minuscule estate in Savigny-Les-Beaune. Good to be back to see how these fine people are doing with their … [Read more...] about Visit Maison Harbour, Tasting of the 2016s 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.
There are many relatively unknown estates in Burgundy, and while I do see and taste a lot of Burgundy bottles I actually never noticed Domaine Rougeot in Meursault. Some estates have been famous and well known in previous decades ... and some … [Read more...] about Domaine Rougeot – tasting of the red 2015s and 2016s
I do visit quite many estates - and there are many great moments, and highlights - but one of the most precious visits was my first tasting at Domaine Nicholas Faure in the summer of 2016. I came unprepared as I never tasted the wines before - … [Read more...] about Domaine Nicolas Faure, tasting of the 2016s from cask
One of the highlights of my June 2017 tour to Burgundy was the visit to Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont - or should I say Domaine Betrand et Axelle Machard de Gramont. I really like to visit this small estate located in the hills of Vergy and … [Read more...] about Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont – tasting the 2016s from cask
This is my second visit to Domaine Duroché one of the rising stars of Gevrey-Chambertin - the first one being the tasting of the 2015s in November last year - see the article here. Pierre Duroché made some tremendous 2015s, but it's in my view way … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Duroché – tasting of the 2016s from cask
In the twilight zone between frost and mildew we find a revelation, as the 2016 wines rise from the ashes like Phoenix ... full of vibrant life and energy. While the producers rightfully complain about the low quantities in the 2016 vintage - most … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine des Croix – tasting the 2016s from cask
39 celsius ... trying to find some shadow for the car on Place des Marronniers - then a short walk to Domaine Marc Roy. It's burning hot and even the short trip across RN974 is daunting mid-day - Vikings are not made for these temperatures. At … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Marc Roy – tasting of the 2016 vintage
Fame and glory is sometimes not fairly distributed in Burgundy - and especially estates outside the main appellations seem to struggle to get the acclaim they deserves. One of these estates is Chandon de Briailles in Savigny Les Beaune .. a … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Chandon de Briailles – tasting of the 2015s from cask