The Philippe Pacalet whites need time to unfold and blossom - especially the Corton-Charlemagne. The 2011 tasted recently is now beginng to show, and I must say this is one of the better 2011 whites I have tasted recently - a wine with a fine future … [Read more...] about Philippe Pacalet, Corton Charlemagne 2011
I have followed the wines of Philippe Pacalet since his first vintages, more than 15 years ago. I have furthermore followed the wines he made at Domaine Prieure-Roch before he began on his own. Let me be prefectly clear - Philippe Pacalet is a … [Read more...] about Visit Philippe Pacalet, tasting of the 2016s from cask
A very busy week with plenty of tastings - covering a large part of Burgundy. From Morey to Santenay in just the last days - meeting a lot of nice people making wines with love and talent. I’m always surprised how many new and fine estates one … [Read more...] about More tastings of the 2016s – exiting and delightful
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?
The 2015 Chambolle Musigny village is showing beautifully - focused, detailed and vibrant - with a fine intensity. In some hot vintages (2009 and 2005) some reduction was playing quite a large role in the Pacalet wines - yet in the 2015 vintage the … [Read more...] about Philippe Pacalet, Chambolle Musigny 2015
The 2014 Vosne-Romanee Les Chaumes is a true beauty. The bouquet offer gorgeous red fruit - sweet and deep with a lovely depth and a fine Vosne spicyness. On the palate rich, very juicy with a quite weighty mid-palate fruit for a Pacalet 1er cru. … [Read more...] about Philippe Pacalet, Vosne-Romanee Les Chaumes 2014
The 2014 Chambolle Musigny 1er cru is showing beautifully ... on this flower day. The nose offer delicate red berry fruit .. strawberries, red currant and pomegranate ... brought forward by a discrete Chambolle minerality. On the palate focused, … [Read more...] about Philippe Pacalet, Chambolle Musigny 1er cru 2014
The first impressions I get from the new vintage is often a extensive tasting at Maison Philippe Pacalet. The wines from Pacalet is perfect for this purpose as the finish malolactic fermentation very early and even more important they have a very … [Read more...] about Visit Philippe Pacalet, tasting of the 2015 red 1er crus