La Tâche – a historic view on a legendary grand cru

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La Tâche is a legendary grand cru with a quite interesting history. It has always been a monopole - but nevertheless the monopole status have been challenged and the vineyard expanded quite dramatically within the last 100 years. The history of La … [Read more...]

Vosne-Romanee Les Gaudichots – History, owners & wines – update

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The Vosne Romanee Les Gaudichot is the relatively unknown neighbourg of the great La Tache vineyard. Collectors are however beginning to appreciate the Gaudichot terroir - and the demand for the few bottles made is rising year after year. The … [Read more...]

Echezeaux – Grand cru standard?

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Echézeaux is one of the largest grands crus of the whole Côte d'Or. It’s divided into a number of plots or climats the vineyard, located around the smaller Grands-Echézeaux. I have tasted some very good bottles of Echezeaux, but also some very … [Read more...]

WineHog rating system – articulated Robert Parker!!

Tasting and rating wine is not exact science ... and therefore I prefer to use a scale that reflects that wine is a living organism and that a wine can taste like 94 points one day ... and 93 the next day ... depending on the moon, the glass, … [Read more...]