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 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.
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
Jean-Marie Fourrier also produces a range of negociant wines, from various top-end Burgundy vineyards. The wines are labeled Jean-Marie Fourrier (not Domaine Fourrier, like the estate wines - see the two different labels below). There is … [Read more...] about Visit Jean-Marie Fourrier, tasting the 2018 negociant wines
I have not had the opportunity to visit Domaine Fourrier since the 2015 vintage, so I was delighted to be back to taste the 2018s. I like the Fourrier wines, with their forward and apparent fruity pleasure. They are perhaps not the most … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Jean-Marie Fourrier, tasting the 2018s
I do love Burgundy. I continually find new talents and exciting new wines from estates and negociants. This time a new talent in Comblanchien - actually the Chateau de Comblanchien, the large mansion located above the village. It is the base … [Read more...] about Maison Thiriet at the Chateau de Comblanchien
Tasting wine is a complex matter - especially with the 2018 vintage. Some wines seem to have an almost kaleidoscopic character, with a changeable nature here at the beginning of elevage. As always, it is wise to be prudent when drawing … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Nicolas Faure, tasting the 2018s from cask
Back at Domaine Jean Chartron - one of the old, prominent estates in Puligny-Montrachet - to taste the 2018s from cask with Jean-Michel Chartron. Jean-Michel Chartron in May 2019 Domaine Jean Chartron - revealing the potential in … [Read more...] about Visit Domaine Jean Chartron – tasting the 2018s from cask