When I enter my ticket and pay the admittance fee at one of the Toll-stations that marks the entrance to the magic garden of Burgundy, I know I'm home where my heart belongs. It's the home of the greatest wines of the world, the most famous … [Read more...] about Burgundy; Passion or Business !
The 2017s are by nature pretty, charming and transparent wines, a bit on the solaire (sunny) side - with a delicate freshness, and a effortless balance. So this is not what collectors will call a great vintage - but in my view there are an lot of … [Read more...] about 2017 insights from two weeks of tastings
Comte Louis-Michel Liger-Belair of Chateau de Vosne-Romanée has just entered an agreement with Le Chateau du Clos de la Commaraine to help them making the wine from their 3.75 ha large monopole vineyard in Pommard. Clos de la Commaraine is a … [Read more...] about Louis-Michel Liger-Belair to help Clos de la Commaraine in Pommard
The 2017s are showing beautifully in most cases - considering it's rather early in the elevage. Malo in most cases were finished very or fairly early, and reds are given the nature of the vintage made with a rather light hand - also making the wines … [Read more...] about Notes and comments to visits in May 2018
I have now sampled the first 2017s and the style and the quality of the vintage seems pretty consistent. The 2017 vintage is a pleasent "surprise", both the reds and the whites are very pretty, drikable and enjoyable wines. For those who like … [Read more...] about Burgundy 2017 vintage report – impressions
Time to taste the 2017 vintage .... but before I get to the first tastings I need to set the scene. I have - to be honest tasted af few 2017s already ... so I have formed some kind of preliminary opinion of the vintage. It is however useful to … [Read more...] about Summer Tastings of the 2017 vintage #1
The trends and tendencies are moving toward quick or instant gratification and consumption. Fast food, instant coffee ... and few seems to have the time to wait for the sublime experience ... A lot of this is contemplated openly by choice; wines … [Read more...] about Instant Coffee, Instant Wine, Instant Burgs?
The 1998 Remoissenet Montrachet is now fully mature in my view. In the nose dark yellow fruit .. pineapple, white peach, hazelnuts - with a foundation of stony minerality. The warmer and sweeter notes like acacia and fique with hints of quince … [Read more...] about Remoissenet, Montrachet 1998