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
The Romanee-Saint-Vivant 2008 from Arnoux-Lachaux is getting more and more detailed and balanced. The nose is quite expressive offering variations of red and dark fruits - cherries, raspberries and hints of blueberries - spiced with peony rose and a … [Read more...] about Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux, Romanee-Saint-Vivant 2008
This is a tremendous wine ... a rare surprise and treat ... the Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos des Argilliéres from Domaine Vincent Dureuil-Janthial. A Nuits-Saint-George 1er cru, made by a Rully producer - and not just by any Rully producer - it's … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Dureuil-Janthial , NSG Clos des Argilliéres
One of my favourite vineyards in Nuits-Saint-Georges is Les Argilliéres or Clos des Argilliéres - a 1er cru located in the center of Premeaux at the southern end of the Nuits-Saint-Georges appellation. It's not the most well known of the the … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Prieure Roch, Nuits-Saint-Georges Clos des Argilliéres
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé is one of the most prominent estates in Burgundy, and the Musigny Vieilles Vignes is one of the most legendary wines produced in the region. While de Vogüé also is the largest owner of Bonnes Mares this wine seems … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé, Bonnes Mares – update
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