Visit Maison Chatereves in Savigny Les Beaune - tasting and re-tasting of the 2016 vintage.. I tasted the 2016s from Chantereves already in March and it was quite early for the reds, and moreover way to early to taste the whites. So I'm BACK ... … [Read more...] about Visit Maison Chantereves – tasting of the 2016s
In Denmark there have been some discussions about wines low sulphur wines - will they keep or are they somehow fragile and fall apart when they are stored for 5 to 10 years. I must admit that I have rarely seen problems with bottles from my own … [Read more...] about Will they keep … the low sulphur wines from Burgundy?
In 2015 Chantereves has expanded the range of wines with the first Cote de Nuits 1er cru - the Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Damodes - from a plot located quite high on the slope. I have tasted this wine a few times from cask - but this is the first time … [Read more...] about Maison Chantereves, Nuits-Saint-Georges Les Damodes 2015
Domaine Julien ... Étienne Julien ... makes some intriguingly delightful wines. I really like the style, the energy and the lovely juiciness of these wines. As I taste these wines ... from the 2013 vintage and onwards, I have started to appreciate … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Julien – tasting of the 2016s from cask
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 Visit 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 Visit Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont – tasting the 2016s from cask
The Nuits-Saint-Georges Aux Allots 2015 - just south of Aux Lavieres. More on my home turf here ... and first and foremost more energy. This is made from very old vines - so have obviously coped well with the draught in the summer. This is - in my … [Read more...] about Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont, Nuits-St-Georges Aux Allots 2015
Next and above Les Terrasses one find Les Vallerots - a 0.5 ha plot on the top of the slope. Wines planted in 1984 - so quite a lot older. This is a more substantial wine but still with a clear reference to the limestony soil. It's deeper and more … [Read more...] about Domaine Bertrand Machard de Gramont, Nuits-St-Georges Les Vallerots 2015