Good to be back at Domaine Dublère to taste the 2016s. Blair Pethel also suffered from the struggle with mother nature in this vintage, as the Savigny-Les-Beaune region was badly hit by the April 2016 frost. It's sad to see how the growers in this … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Dublère – tasting of the 2016s from cask
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.
My second visit at Domaine Lamarche - and eager to see if the 2016s could match the fine wines made here in the 2015 vintage. I was impressed by the 2015s, as I historically have found wines from this estate somewhat underwhelming, but in recent … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Lamarche – tasting the 2016s from cask
Dujac 2016 and 2015s on the menu on this fine November day - a unique possibility to taste these two quite magnificent vintages side by side. So I was really looking forward to this event, as Jeremy Seysses generously was ready to pop the corks … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Dujac tasting of the 2016s from cask
One of the best visits I had in 2017 was at Domaine Jean-Marc Vincent in Santenay. Several friends have been encouraging me to visit Jean-Marc Vincent and his wife Anne-Marie to taste their lovely wines. Sometimes I’m a bit slow .. but finally I … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Jean-Marc Vincent – Tasting the 2016s from cask
I was ready and looking forward - my second visit of Domaine Trapet - and my last visit of the November 2017 tour of Burgundy. A great pleasure to visit Jean-Louis Trapet, as he is one of visionary frontrunners of biodynamic viticulture in … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Trapet – Tasting the 2016s from cask
On my October 2017 trip to Burgundy I had the chance to visit Thomas Bouley at Domaine Jean-Marc et Thomas Bouley to taste the 2016s from cask. I have tasted a few wines from Thomas Bouley before - but never visited the estate before - another … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Jean-Marc et Thomas Bouley – tasting of the 2016s
On my October 2017 trip to Burgundy I had the chance to visit Armand Heitz at Domaine Heitz-Lochardet to taste the 2016s from bottle. Armand Heitz, October 2017 For further info about the estate see the article from the tasting of the tasting … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Heitz-Lochardet – tasting of the 2016s
Maison Joseph Drouhin is in my view among the very best of the large negociants in Burgundy these days. But to be honest - to speak about Maison and the associated Negociant term - is somehow both misleading and old fashioned - as this is very … [Read more...] about Visit Joseph Drouhin – tasting the red 2016s from cask