A lovely surprice this summer, as I had the chance to visit Blair Pethel at Domaine Dublère to taste the 2017s from cask. Blair was actually quite eager to taste the new vintage .. a very good sign to be honest ... lovely wines in … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Dublère – tasting of the 2017s reds from cask
Good to be back at Domaine Dublère to taste the 2016s. Blair Pethel also suffered from the struggle with mother nature in this vintage, as the Savigny-Les-Beaune region was badly hit by the April 2016 frost. It's sad to see how the growers in this … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Dublère – tasting of the 2016s from cask
Traditions are great .. and it has become my Burgundy tradition to visit Domaine Dublère in the outskirts of Beaune each year. It's always great to meet Blair Pethel, as he is brutally honest about his own wines - what he likes and what he is … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Dublère – tasting of the 2015s from cask
The Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chaumees 2010 is drinking well. The nose offer white and yellow orchard fruits - beginning to show a bit of age, with some more maturing notes. On the palate fresh and ripe fruit - very pure for a 2010 Chassagne with … [Read more...] about Domaine Dublere, Chassagne-Montrachet Les Chaumees 2010
The Charmes Chambertin 2008 from Dublère is a lovely and refined wine. The nose is brimming with cool red fruit - airy and transparent with a fine earthy minerality underneath. On the palate cool andpure red fruit - medium body - acidity driven. Very … [Read more...] about Domaine Dublère, Charmes Chambertin 2008
On my March trip to Burgundy I had the pleasure to visit Domaine Dublère and taste the 2014 vintage - both reds and whites. The notes for whites are in a separate article .. so here I focus on the delightful red 2014s. A little background on Domaine … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Dublère – tasting of the 2014 reds
On my March 2016 trip to Burgundy I had the pleasure to visit Domaine Dublère and taste the 2014s. And delighted I was ... the reds are showing very well indeed .. and the whites are brilliant .. and most likely the best from BIair Pethel so … [Read more...] about Domaine Dublère – the 2014 vintage – the best whites so far?
A week in Burgundy leaves one with a lot of thoughts and impressions ... The number of wines and producers at Grands Jours de Bourgogne is almost infinite, and given the number of people attending its impossible to taste all wines, and meet all … [Read more...] about Impressions from Grands Jours de Bourgogne – part 2