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
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.
In the article about the 2015 vintage at Domaine Georges Noëllat, I wrote: "Immense talent and effortlessness ..." This is still the theme of this article and my tasting of the 2018s. I have followed Domaine Georges Noëllat since the 2012 vintage, … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Georges Noëllat – tasting the 2018s from cask
Visiting Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat is always a treat, and the 2018s are showing very fine promise and form here, as I expected they would. As I have mentioned numerous times, Charles Van Canneyt has raised his game in recent years, in his calm and … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat, tasting the 2018s from cask
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
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