The wines of Domaine Pierre Labet are in my view a bit overlooked - and overshadowed by the wines made at Chateau de la Tour, the top brand of the François Labet "group". While Chateau de la Tour is renown for making some of the very best wines on … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Pierre Labet, tasting of the red 2016s
Burgundy is the land of plenty and to some degree also diversity. I normally try to find new and upcoming young producers, the future stars of Burgundy and focus on the recent vintages from the best estates. This story is however quite different - … [Read more...] about Domaine Bernard van Berg – Burgundy in pact with nature
The Charmes Chambertin 2014 from Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot is showing very well indeed. The oak is well integrated and the red and dark berry fruits in the bouquet are fresh and vibrant - cherries and boysenberries. On the palate quite rich and … [Read more...] about Domaine Coquard Loison-Fleurot, Charmes Chambertin 2014
The 2016 vintage will be remembered by the Burgundian vignerons – as a year of frost, mildew and devastation – but also a vintage with a quite happy ending. In the end quality of the 2016 vintage proved better than expected and the 2017 harvest … [Read more...] about Vintage Report 2016 white Burgundies
The Danish Burgundy importer Vinrosen offer a large range of fine Burgundy wines - and their annual vintage tasting is therefore a great opportunity to visit a vintage - or should I say re-visit ,, and taste the wines from bottle. Impressions red … [Read more...] about Tasting of some 2015s .. how are they doing?
The 2015 Chardonnay Les Glapigny from Clavelier is a quite delightful glass. The vineyard is located below the road - RN974 - and partly (technically) outside the "allowed" areas - hence a Vin de Table. It's a quite fresh generic white Nongundy - … [Read more...] about Domaine Bruno Clavelier, Les Glapigny 2015
The Vosne-Romanée Les Hauts Beaux Monts 2015 is still very youthful - oak not fully integrated (transport) - nose brimming with cherries, elderberries and blueberries. On the palate quite generous with plenty of mid-palate fruit, juicy, vibrant and … [Read more...] about Domaine Bruno Clavelier, Vosne-Romanée Les Hauts de Beaux Monts 2015
One of the most memorable visits in 2017 was at Domaine Michel Gaunoux - tasting some timeless or should I say old school Burgundies from Pommard, Beaune and Corton. Remembering and cherishing the best traditions of Burgundy, and celebrating … [Read more...] about Tasting Domaine Michel Gaunoux … timeless perspectives