The Burgundy year 2019 is moving rapidly towards its end after many memorable moments. To be honest, I hate mission statements and other statements of objectives, but in the end they can be a useful rounding out of the year. The vins d'émotion - … [Read more...] about The Burgundy year 2019
Grands Echzeaux is one of the most prominent grand crus just below the top tire - meaning Romanee-Conti, La Romanée, La Tâche, Richebourg, Romanée Saint-Vivant, Richebourg and Musigny. Grands Echezeaux is a brilliant terroir, and is perhaps even a … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine d’Eugenie Grands Echezeaux
One of my favourite 1er crus of Burgundy is the Aux Reignots made by Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, a tremendous wines of a very high quality. Louis-Michel Liger-Belair controls 45% of the Aux Reignots vineyard, that extends just above his … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair Aux Reignots
The Aux Reignots is in my view one of the most interesting 1er crus of Cote de Nuits - its perhaps not quite in the same popularity league as Vosne-Romanee Cros Parantoux, Aux Malconsorts or Chambolle-Musigny Les Amoureuses, but the focus on this … [Read more...] about Vosne-Romanee Aux Reignots – a fragmented delight
During my November trip to Burgundy I had the opportunity to taste a fine selection of 2013s - both reds and whites. The wines tasted indicate a very interesting vintage ... some variation in quality ... with the top wines being quite outstanding … [Read more...] about Vintage Report Burgundy 2013 – Update November 2014
After a week with some discussions about premox and some rather interesting views on drinking windows for white Burgundies I really began to wonder ... what is the expected lifespan for a village Meursault these days ... should it age for 10 … [Read more...] about How long should I keep a village Meursault?
Pinot Noir from Chassagne-Montrachet is well known and often provide great pleasure - but red Puligny-Montrachet is virtually unknown today. Today the village Puligny-Montrachet is associated with gorgeous white Burgundies ... and some of the best … [Read more...] about Pinot Noir in Puligny-Montrachet – a red Les Caillerets!!
In 1855 when Lavalle made his classification of the Burgundy vineyards only a few vineyards outside the "main" appellations were classified as Téte de Cuvée. One of these vineyards is located in Fixin and is unknown to most Burgundy connaisseurs … [Read more...] about Fixin Clos de la Perriére … the forgotten Téte de Cuvée