On my trip to Burgundy in November I had the pleasure of visiting Domaine Moron-Garcia in Nuits-Saint-Georges - to taste some 2017s and 2018s (quick samples). I had only tasted Domaine Moron-Garcia once before, so this is a new estate - at … [Read more...] about Domaine Moron-Garcia – without compromise ..
A lovely visit at Domaine des Croix ... an "early" and fresh 2017s vintage in the glass. David Croix is back at the home estate, after ending his work at Domaine Roulot - now focussing on the Beaune and Corton vineyards. As always in focus … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine des Croix – tasting the 2017s from cask
One of my favourite wines from Bouchard Pere et Fils is the white Beaune from Clos St. Landry - and this is also the case in the 2016 vintage. The nose is classic - citrus infused minerality, hint of honey and yellow fruit - intense but still fresh. … [Read more...] about Bouchard Pere et Fils, Beaune St. Landry 2016
There once was a man, that in his lifetime, became known as the “Saint of Volnay”. He earned the name; He was instrumental in building the town school , he restored the Volnay church, and in 1809 he named the Hospices de Charite’ the inheritor of … [Read more...] about Collins Corner #17 – Blondeau of Volnay
The Beaune Aigrots Blanc from Montille is a delightful wine. This is from a plot in the bottom of the Aigrots vineyard - just above Pertuisots, and near the Clos des Ursules - in the southern half of the Beaune appellation. For a white Beaune it's … [Read more...] about Domiane de Montille, Beaune Aigrots 2014
It is not just an historic name on a barrel...cuvee Nicolas Rolin Beaune has so many stories within stories that it is easy to dismiss it as a monoculture, and therein lose the emphasis of complex possibilities. The hillsides of premier crus … [Read more...] about Collins Corner #16 – What is in a name? Nicolas Rolin
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