Villages like Marsannay, Fixin and Brochon are sadly overlooked, but perhaps even more below the radar are Corgoloin and Comblanchien. Yet the most prominent of these little-regarded appellations is Ladoix-Serrigny, the entrance to the Côte de Beaune … [Read more...] about Exploring Ladoix and surroundings – visiting Domaine Michel Mallard
Producer Visits - 2016 vintage
The tasting of the 2016 vintage began already in January 2017, with a few samples.
First larger tastings began in late March 2017 and continued with tasting in June 2017, and will continue in October and November 2017.
Finally I expect to taste more January and March 2018 - ending around the Grands Jours de Bourgogne.
It's this time of the year - when I usually taste the lineup of Domaine Roulot - and why change a splendid tradition. The tasting of the 2016s were however somewhat different to the earlier years, as the frost had caused some adjustments to the … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Roulot – tasting of the 2016s from cask
I have followed the wines of Philippe Pacalet since his first vintages, more than 15 years ago. I have furthermore followed the wines he made at Domaine Prieure-Roch before he began on his own. Let me be prefectly clear - Philippe Pacalet is a … [Read more...] about Visit Philippe Pacalet, tasting of the 2016s from cask
Second round of 2016s from Maison Joseph Drouhin .. to the whites .. The tasting was conducted by Veronique Drouhin .. at the head office in Beaune - check also the article about the excellent red 2016s. The whites are as the reds … [Read more...] about Visit Joseph Drouhin – tasting the white 2016s from cask
The wines of Domaine Pierre Labet are in my view a bit overlooked - and overshadowed by the wines made at Chateau de la Tour, the top brand of the François Labet "group". While Chateau de la Tour is renown for making some of the very best wines on … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Pierre Labet, tasting of the red 2016s
The wines of Domaine Pierre Labet are in my view a bit overlooked - and overshadowed by the wines made at Chateau de la Tour, the top brand of the François Labet "group". While Chateau de la Tour is renown for making some of the very best wines on … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Pierre Labet, tasting of the white 2016s
Re-taste of the 2016s from Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair ... a delightful occupation. I first tasted the 2016s in June 2017, and while most of the wines showed well on that occasion, the extra six months of elevage have defined, detailed and … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair – Re-tasting of the 2016s from cask
On a rainy and cold day in Burgundy it’s nice to focus on something positive and invigorating ... and what could be better that a visit at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti tasting the latest vintage - 2016 in this case. The tasting this year was … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine de la Romanée-Conti – tasting of the 2016s from cask