To celebrate the introduction of the new emotional-rating scale, this wine showed its sensational beauty on New Year's Eve. The 2009 edition of the Vosne-Romanee Clos du Chateau is showing brilliantly. The nose is organic and bursting with fruit and … [Read more...] about Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Vosne Clos du Chateau 2009
Rating and evaluating wines is a personal thing - although some claim a completely impartial and unbiased palate! I, on the other hand, admit that I have my preferences and a palate that has some biases that in the end will influence my ratings … [Read more...] about Vins d’émotion: the Winehog choices
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?
The Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses 2016 is a rare bird, but this is not the regular cuvée: It's the special Cuvée Blonde made only in 2016 - and in very limited numbers. The Cuvée Blonde comes from the top part of the Groffier plot of Les … [Read more...] about Domaine Robert Groffier Chambolle Les Amoureuses “Cuvée Blonde” 2016
I have been reluctant to taste the 2014s during the last couple of years, as they have been closed down. I did however have a very pleasant surprise with this Grands Echezeaux 2014, tasted blind in Vosne-Romanée close to its origins. Decanted and … [Read more...] about Domaine d’Eugenie Grands Echezeaux 2014
The Côte de Nuits Villages appellation is both overlooked and somewhat vaguely defined, and other appellations have sometimes taken its credit when the labels are printed. But make no mistake, there are very interesting terroirs in Côte de Nuits … [Read more...] about Côte de Nuits Villages with lovely potential
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