I rarely taste old white Burgundies - and the Domaine Fabien Coche 1978 seem to qualify for this category. It's one of those wines ... clearly it's too old, but given air it had moments when the oxidation actually was reduced to an acceptable level. … [Read more...] about Domaine Fabien Coche, Batard-Montrachet 1978
Even better than last time - the 2010 Blanchot Dessus from Domaine Jean-Claude Bachelet is showing the best sides of Chassagne 1er crus. In the nose pure and airy white and yellow fruit brought forward by a vibrant and citrus infused filligree … [Read more...] about Domaine Bachelet, Chassagne Blanchot Dessus 2010
The 2008 Les Vergers is a beauty .. I adore the 2008 whites. The nose is still vibrant and fresh - but quite some maturing notes - hazelnuts, brioche and a lovely salty minerality. On the palate lovely freshness and focus - good weight and balance - … [Read more...] about Domaine Ramonet, Chassagne Montrachet Les Vergers 2008
Some of the famours and best terroirs producing our beloved white Burgundies have actually produced red wines if one goes some decades or a century back. Gradually the production of red wines in the Puligny-Montrachet and Chassagne-Montrachet … [Read more...] about Red Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles ? or a red Les Caillerets?
It is rare to taste a Chassagene Dent de Chien - as this magnificent vineyard above the Montrachet Grand Cru is very small. One of the producers is Domaine Morey-Coffinet ... and when I visited the estate I had the pleasure of tasting the 2005 … [Read more...] about Domaine Morey-Coffinet, Chassagne Dent de Chien 2005
Readers know that I'm not a great fan of the 2012 whites - it's not a poor vintage by any standards - I do however feel they lack a bit of energy compared with the 2010 and 2014 vintages. This is not the case with the Blanchots Dessus from Domaine … [Read more...] about Domaine Morey-Coffinet, Chassagne Blanchots Dessus 2012
The village of Chassagne-Montrachet offer a large range of fine producers - many producing high quality whites - but Domaine Morey-Coffinet seem to take the wines to a higher level than most in my view. Domaine Morey-Coffinet is managed by the … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Morey-Coffinet – tasting of the 2016s
The Chassagne-Montrachet Les Grandes Ruchottes 2014 from Paul Pillot is a delightfully crisp 1er cru. The nose is cool and crystaline offering tremendous transparency og purity - with delicate white fruit and a cruchy minerality. On the palate lovely … [Read more...] about Domaine Paul Pillot, Chassagne Les Grandes Ruchottes 2014