I am just back from Burgundy, where I tasted many wines from the acclaimed 2018 vintage. It was a good trip, as there are in fact many fine 2018s. But this is an historically uneven vintage, and at times it can be a very bumpy ride … [Read more...] about The balance among freshness, phenolic ripeness and alcohol
vintage report 2018
I am just back from Burgundy, having tasted many more offerings from the acclaimed 2018 vintage. Let me be very clear: While there are brilliant 2018s, this is an uneven vintage at best, and at times it can be a very bumpy ride. 2018 could be … [Read more...] about The 2018s tasted and reflected upon in November 2019
The Burgundy harvest is always tricky, and predicting the start of harvest is difficult, as there is a significant variation in timing amongst the growers. According to my sources – different ones – harvest for most is likely to start around … [Read more...] about Expected harvest dates..
I am just back from Burgundy, tasting lineups of 2018 wines. A eventful and lovely trip - the culinary side was excellent, as were most of the tastings. Yet I also found some of the 2018s problematic from normally very competent producers - … [Read more...] about The 2018s the great, the fine, and the potentially ugly
I have begun to sample the red 2018 wines, and the style -- and even the quality -- of the vintage is somewhat irregular. 2018 is, in my view, quite a mysterious vintage, unlike any other. A lovely vintage at best, an inconsistent and rather … [Read more...] about Burgundy 2018 vintage report – red impressions
The 2018 vintage is by many already getting acclaimed and by some compared to the 1947 vintage ... as one of the solar and "great" vintages. This can seem quite premature, as the wines in some places still are completing the malolactic … [Read more...] about As we learn … and get better wines – a 2018 perspective