Thursday (November 15th 2018) offered the possibility to attend Le Roy Chambertin, a annual tasting held in connection with the Hospice de Beaune auction - in Gevrey Chambertin and by the producers of Gevrey. Most producers are attending … [Read more...] about Le Roi Chambertin – Gevrey Galore 2017
Back in Burgundy for a serie of tastings of the 2017 and a bit of the 2018. The 2017s confirmered that they are pretty wines, and while some yields are on the high side, most wines are delightful and rather classical - and relatively lightfooted … [Read more...] about Burgundy November 2018 .. status
Musigny is a relatively large vineyard yet the Musigny wines are becoming a very rare treat these days, as the demand for this illusive and mineral driven wine is increasing by the hour it seems. The Domaine de la Vougeraie is one of the … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine de la Vougeraie, Musigny
As I wrote the alcohol levels are not only starting to climb, they are also starting to become a serious problem - see full article. 2018 is a rather hot year, and while some harvested early some perhaps harvested relatively late - without having … [Read more...] about What to look for in 2018 Burgundy … it’s the week!
Looking at the world prices on top Burgundies the prices still seem to rise for the top end qualities and brands. This does make me wonder if the term "Money is no option" does apply to the best red and white Burgundies. The legendary … [Read more...] about Money is no object!
Domaine du Clos Frantin is the owner of the smallest plot on Richebourg - or should I say Les Verroilles ou Richebourg, and while the production is small, it's a both attractive and rare wine. Maison Albert Bichot is of cause the owner of the … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine du Clos Frantin, Richebourg
New wines and new domaines are entering the world of Burgundy each year, and Arnaud et Sophie (Sirugue and Noëllat) is one of the new and exciting couples in Vosne-Romanée. They were of to a start in 2016 with one wine ... an interesting Vosne … [Read more...] about Arnaud et Sophie – at the edge of Cros Parantoux
Recently I tasted a great - semi-aged Burgundy - the mighty Domaine Georges Roumier Bonnes Mares 1999. Indeed a big and intense wine - that has reached the initial stage of maturity. Yet quite far from full maturity, but now shedding it's youthful … [Read more...] about Great wines and the density of these – what to buy now!