The focus on drinkable and at least somewhat affordable wines has led to the initiation of the Winehog Award. I know that most wines with an 86-point rating often are overlooked and forgotten, while the 93-point Malconsorts gets more … [Read more...] about Winehog Awards – affordable and enjoyable wines in focus
A few weeks back, I was at a tremendous tasting where three bottles of Cathiard Malconsorts were opened as an extra treat at the end of the event. The trio of 2014, 2015 and 2016 is a display of Vosne supremacy. Not many wines outside the … [Read more...] about What are we drinking? Cathiard Malconsorts x 3
In the summer of 2016 I had an enlightening experience, as I tasted the first truly interesting and enjoyable Danish wine: Njord, made from Pinot Noir Précoce, an early-ripening variant of the Burgundian stalwart. I have therefore followed the … [Read more...] about Njord Pinot Noir Précoce 2018 – Mr. Solaris reporting from the Zealand Alps
In my view, Romanée-Saint-Vivant is one of the most sensual and enchanting of the grands crus. The perfumed refinement of a great RSV is almost unmatched (aside from two monopoles just above the vineyard). Domaine J-J Confuron is one of the less … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron Romanée-Saint-Vivant
A fine tasting - that for me apparently marked the end of an era in Copenhagen indulgence - was held on September 26th in the form of my last Enomania lunch: Damiano and his team will in future only be open evenings. The lunch sessions at Enomania … [Read more...] about What are we drinking? Double bubbles, and the last lunch
There's Trapet, and then there's the less-well-known Trapet-Rochelandet ... In Gevrey-Chambertin, the relatively unknown Domaine Trapet-Rochlandet has an interesting, substantial portfolio of vineyards, including a plot in the delightful … [Read more...] about Domaine Trapet-Rochelandet … the lesser-known Trapet
Pommard is an appellation of clos (walled vineyards) and quite a few monopoles. While the definitions of clos and monopole are pretty clear and straightforward, the vineyards in Pommard sometimes take on somewhat strange permutations to attain these … [Read more...] about Comte Armand Clos des Epeneaux – the Monopole
Not many people know this, but I am a member of the Commanderie de Bordeaux in Copenhagen (although honestly, I see little use for this membership). Bordeaux can be lovely but, sadly, rarely is these days, with global warming pumping up its wines … [Read more...] about What are we drinking? On the border between old and new school!