I adore J.-F. Mugnier's wines (as do most people). They have a core of enjoyability rarely seen in Burgundy. Joie de vivre is a good way to describe the sensation evoked by these wines, although they are so much more than plain and simple hedonistic … [Read more...] about Visit to Domaine J.-F. Mugnier, tasting the 2018 vintage
I now travel to Burgundy 5 to 6 times a year to taste wines from the best producers.
From each visit I produce an article with tasting notes and relevant informations about the producer and the vintage at hand.
Domaine Mugneret-Gibourg is always a treat, even in the relatively hot 2018 vintage. We were received by Marie-Christine Mugneret and got a short introduction to the vintage. The wines here are always in balance with the vintage, and express the … [Read more...] about Visit to Domaine Mugneret-Gibourg, tasting the 2018s
Charles Lachaux is taking some giant leaps for, if not mankind, then at least for the hedonistic pleasure of yours truly and other connoisseurs. His 2018 wines are another clear step towards the very top echelon of Burgundy and Vosne-Romanee. They … [Read more...] about Tasting the 2018s at Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux
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
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
Premeaux is one of my favourite areas, although it is officially part of the larger Nuits-Saint-Georges landscape. I do understand the marketing sense of using the Nuits-Saint-Georges brand, but on the other hand, I find some unique qualities in the … [Read more...] about Domaine Truchetet – a Premeaux-Prissey surprise
Domaine Bernard & Thierry Glantenay is one of at least two Glantenay estates in Volnay ... saying at least to be sure that I dont have one more hiding in the Volnay hills. The other being Domaine Georges Glantenay located in the core of the village … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Bernard & Thierry Glantenay – Tasting the 2018s
In the summer of 2016 I had an enlightening experience, as I tasted the first truly interesting and enjoyable Danish wine: Njord, made from Pinot Noir Précoce, an early-ripening variant of the Burgundian stalwart. I have therefore followed the … [Read more...] about Njord Pinot Noir Précoce 2018 – Mr. Solaris reporting from the Zealand Alps