One of the highlights of my May/June 2018 trip was a tasting at a brand new and exiting estate - Maison and possibly later Domaine Marthe Henry Boillot in Meursault. And when I say brand new - it's as new as an estate can get ... the labels are … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Marthe Henry Boillot – tasting the 2017s from cask
Beyond elusive ... not even in my dreams. The red grand crus of Domaine Leroy and Domaine d'Auvenay are both very rare and very costly - but the whites are even further away from the snout of the Winehog. Both the Chevalier-Montrachet and the … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine d’Auvenay, Chevalier-Montrachet
Domaine Marc Roy is one of my favorite visits in Gevrey - always lovely wines here - and June seems to be a good time to taste the wines, as they often are quite far in their development in cask and will be bottled already in the fall. Now you … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Marc Roy – tasting of the 2017 vintage
Tasting wine can be somewhat unpredictable .. normally I like to taste the reds from Maison Chantereves early but prefer to taste the whites later.. in the 2017 vintage it's actually the whites that are showing most ready to taste at this … [Read more...] about Visit Chantereves – tasting of the 2017s from cask
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