This week I saw a comment from another wine writer who was fighting his way through gallons of 2018 Burgundies, and this rather random note of his made me think (it happens from time to time): "Tasted a few SO2-free Burgundy 2018s during my … [Read more...] about Burgundy wines without sulphur: Will they drink?
The 2018 vintage is both very acclaimed but to degree also already somewhat notorious ... one of the reasons why I don't want to rate or comment the individual wines at this stage. I do find the 2018s exciting and with quite some potential - yet … [Read more...] about Exciting 2018s – but also issues and question marks
The alcohol level of Burgundy wines is in my view becoming increasingly important. In the old days it was often a struggle to reach a sufficient level of ripeness and alcohol - hence the wines were often chaptalized to compensate for lack of … [Read more...] about Burgundy and Alcohol levels – what the label say!
The 2017s are by nature pretty, charming and transparent wines, a bit on the solaire (sunny) side - with a delicate freshness, and a effortless balance. So this is not what collectors will call a great vintage - but in my view there are an lot of … [Read more...] about 2017 insights from two weeks of tastings
The wines of Domaine Leroy are extraordinary in every sense of the word, and Mme Bize-Leroy has for decades been one of the leading and most progressive producers in the region. A lot of producers find inspiration to take their wines to … [Read more...] about Taking Burgundy to the next level – Domaine Leroy Viticulture