The Malconsorts 2011 from Cathiard is showing very well indeed - confirming the fine form of the 2011 vintage at Cathiard. The nose is open and expressive - notes of dark cherries, plum and red currant - lovely Vosne spices - hints of violets, poeny … [Read more...] about Domaine Cathiard, Vosne Aux Malconsorts 2011
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The 2013 Vosne-Romanée Malconsort Cuvée Christiane from Montille is a lovely effort .. standing it's ground even tasted together with La Tâche 2011. The bouquet is currently slightly backward, but still plenty of Vosne spices - interesting to taste … [Read more...] about Domaine de Montille, Vosne-Romanée Les Malconsorts Christiane 2013
One of my favourite wines from Bouchard Pere et Fils is the white Beaune from Clos St. Landry - and this is also the case in the 2016 vintage. The nose is classic - citrus infused minerality, hint of honey and yellow fruit - intense but still fresh. … [Read more...] about Bouchard Pere et Fils, Beaune St. Landry 2016
The Echezeaux 2008 from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is a vivid and expressive treat. It's very energetic and vibrant, lovely acidiy, open and forward fruit - really showing both terroir and a gorgeous display of fruit. Perhaps not the biggest … [Read more...] about Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, Echezeaux 2008
I first tasted the La Tâche 2011 from cask in March 2013, and was very impressed - a delightful wine for the vintage. Actually I was slightly nervous to have been a bit too optimistic regarding the 2011s from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti - but … [Read more...] about Domaine de la Romanee-Conti, La Tâche 2011
Lets face it - 2016 is both a great and a terrible year for the Montrachet hill. On the Chassagne side the frost was merciless and most of the havest was destroyed in the April frost, while the Puligny side produced at least some Montrachet, and … [Read more...] about Bouchard Pere et Fils, Montrachet 2016
The Bonnes Mares is in in my view the top wine of the red 2016s from Bouchard Pere et Fils. The nose is expressive, and floral - apparently with quite it's fair share of whole cluster - lovely depth with a complex and mineral note. On the palate … [Read more...] about Bouchard Pere et Fils, Bonnes Mares 2016
The Chambertin Clos de Beze 2016 is showing fine balance and harmony - a delightful wine with a certain generosity. The nose is brimming with quite intense fruit. On the palate fine concentration and detail - quite rich yet classic, intense and … [Read more...] about Bouchard Pere et Fils, Chambertin Clos de Beze 2016