A summer visit to Domaine Duroché to taste the 2018 vintage was a treat, as this is one of the rising stars of Gevrey-Chambertin. Pierre Duroché made some tremendous 2015s and 2016s, lovely 2017s, and thus my expectations for the 2018s were high, … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Duroché – tasting the 2018s from cask
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 Michelot is a well-known estate in Meursault, producing high-quality wines from a range of fine vineyards. It is a relatively large estate - 19 ha - yet strangely I never visited Michelot before. The estate is managed by the Mestre … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Michelot – tasting the 2017s from bottle
The wines from Domaine François Bertheau have given me a lot of hedonistic pleasures over the years, and while they do not always show well from cask, they normally deliver the goods from bottle. The 2018 vintage is different, however, as I … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine François Bertheau – tasting the 2018s
Domaine Thomas-Collardot was one of my favourite discoveries in 2018 - a relatively new and very small estate making interesting, vivid and pure wines in Puligny-Montrachet. Jacqueline Collardot and her son Matthieu have done it again in the warm … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Thomas-Collardot – tasting the 2018s from cask
What can comfort you on a rainy day? The answer is pretty simple if you know the wines of Domaine Michel Gaunoux ... "Then there was rain. The sky wore a veil of gold and gray. At night it was the bright of the moon with me. Time was just … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Michel Gaunoux … on a rainy day
I like to visit new estates and also to explore lesser-known villages. One could easily call Couchey a lesser-known village, as it is sold under the name of its better-known neighbour, Marsannay. Couchey is located just north of Fixin and … [Read more...] about 21160 Couchey: Tasting Marsannay and Dijon wines from Domaine Derey
I was very impressed by the 2017s from Domaine Henri Gouges when I tasted the line-up in February. I was therefore eager to taste the 2018 vintage when I had the opportunity in July. Domaine Henri Gouges - Antoine Gouges - July 2019 The 2018s … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Henri Gouges, tasting the 2018s
Some estates I visit often, others rarely; but first and foremost, I try to taste interesting wines for the benefit of the readers - and of my palate and pleasure! Morey-Coffinet is one of the estates I visit often, as I have a good relationship … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Morey-Coffinet, tasting the 2018 whites