I'm back below the Corton hill in Ladoix-Serrigny, visiting Michel Mallard at his family estate that is conveniently called ... Domaine Michel Mallard, after his grandfather. For a bit more info on the Michel Mallard estate check the article … [Read more...] about Visit to Domaine Michel Mallard – tasting the red 2018s
I'm back below the Corton hill in Ladoix-Serrigny, visiting Michel Mallard at his family estate that is conveniently called ... Domaine Michel Mallard, after his grandfather. Domaine Michel Mallard is one of the more prominent and well-known … [Read more...] about Visit to Domaine Michel Mallard – tasting the white 2018s
The 2017 Corton-Charlemagne from Henri Boillot is a delightful wine, offering both true class and hedonistic pleasures. The nose is open and expressive - very charming with lovely orchard fruits, notes of peach and pear, and infused with citrus … [Read more...] about Henri Boillot Corton-Charlemagne 2017
This week I saw a comment from another wine writer who was fighting his way through gallons of 2018 Burgundies, and this rather random note of his made me think (it happens from time to time): "Tasted a few SO2-free Burgundy 2018s during my … [Read more...] about Burgundy wines without sulphur: Will they drink?
A poetic name - «Viola Odorata» - from the Corgoloin area of Côte de Nuits Villages and the lieux-dits of «En Vireville» (2 different parcels) and «En Fontenelle». This is made from very old vines - 70 to 85 years old. The Naudin-Ferrand Côte de … [Read more...] about Domaine Naudin-Ferrand Côte de Nuits Villages «Viola Odorata» 2012
The Puligny Pucelles 2000 is in a beautiful place ... fully mature yet still fresh and vivid. The bouquet offer yellow fruits, hazelnuts - good freshness and a ever so slight hint of gunpowder. On the palate fine quite delicate fruit - rather … [Read more...] about Domaine Leflaive, Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles 2000
This is a rare bird - the 2006 Charmes-Chambertin from Blair Pethel and Domaine Dublère. This is showing very well currently, rich and still fruity - with a quite openly knit structure. Plenty of stuffing showing its grand cru intensity on the table … [Read more...] about Domaine Dublère, Charmes-Chambertin 2006
Puligny Montrachet Les Enseignères caught my attention back in the mid-1990s when Coche-Dury acquired a piece of this now-illustrious village vineyard. Les Enseignères is, for non-collectors, a relatively unknown vineyard, located just below … [Read more...] about Puligny Les Enseignères: Just below the grands crus