The Romanee-Saint-Vivant 2008 from Arnoux-Lachaux is getting more and more detailed and balanced. The nose is quite expressive offering variations of red and dark fruits - cherries, raspberries and hints of blueberries - spiced with peony rose and a … [Read more...] about Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux, Romanee-Saint-Vivant 2008
The 2009 Aux Reignots is also beginning to unfold - shedding the dark fruit and the slightly reductive note it have had for some years. The nose is blessed with lovely ripe and delicate red fruits, detailed Vosne spices and a strong mineral … [Read more...] about Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Vosne-Romanee Aux Reignots 2009
Burgundy is all about terroirs and vineyard holdings, and many talented wine makers are limited by the vineyards they own and financial opportunities to rent or buy great vineyards. It is therefor sad to see producers owning great vineyards … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Louis Latour, Romanée Saint-Vivant Les Quatre Journaux
I had the pleasure of tasting a few of the Méo-Camuzet 2016s during the Grand Jours de Bourgogne. Jean-Nicolas Méo was as usual showing a range of his wines at the big Grands Jours de Bourgogne tasting at Clos de Vougeot. A rather intense … [Read more...] about Domaine Méo-Camuzet … tasting a few 2016s
855 bottles of Henri Jayer + 209 magnums of Henri Jayer - too good to be true - actually not. The daughters of Henri Jayer - Lydie and Dominique Jayer - have put the remaining wine collection of the former Henri Jayer estate on auction in … [Read more...] about Last chance to get a genuine bottle of Henri Jayer?
Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat have a gorgeous collection of vineyards - and Charles van Canneyt has steadiley improved the quality over the last years. The 2015s and the 2016s have moved Hudelot-Noëllat up into another league, and especially the … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat, Richebourg
The tasting Grandes Maisons Grands Cru during Grands Jours de Bourgogne included the opportunity to taste some of the big wines from the 2015 vintage - wines I rarely have the chance to taste and evaluate from bottle. The Louis Latour, Romanée … [Read more...] about Maison Louis Latour, Romanée Saint-Vivant 2015
The 2013 Marsannay Vieilles Vignes from Dominique Laurent is a quite delightful glass. A negociant bottling - just starting to show some development - but still fresh and juicy. Lovely energetic fruit with a lively acidity and a fine midpalate … [Read more...] about Dominique Laurent, Marsannay 2013