Nicolas Groffier seems to have found beautiful balance in his wines, and even in the notoriouly unpredictable 2018 vintage he is in full control. The wines have a generous yet vivid tone, offering both freshness and intensity and showing some of … [Read more...] about Visit to Domaine Robert Groffier – tasting the 2018s from cask
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
The Côte de Nuits Villages appellation offers lovely wines - but it is rather confusingly a mix of villages where some are fully, and some only partly, a "part" of the appellation. While this has worked for decades, a more logical organisation … [Read more...] about Côte de Nuits Villages: How and why?
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
There's Trapet, and then there's the less-well-known Trapet-Rochelandet ... In Gevrey-Chambertin, the relatively unknown Domaine Trapet-Rochlandet has an interesting, substantial portfolio of vineyards, including a plot in the delightful … [Read more...] about Domaine Trapet-Rochelandet … the lesser-known Trapet
Winehog reader: "... just a few names of your personal favourites for casual drinking. It does not always need to be so formal with your tasting notes, etc." Belive it or not, I do enjoy wines casually, and mainly for hedonistic purposes - the … [Read more...] about What are we drinking? Commando G …
The harvest weather in Burgundy is looking great. Dry and sunny with a light breeze ... warming up a bit over the weekend. In other words quite perfect with lovely weather forecast all next week. The whites in Côte de Beaune are being brought in … [Read more...] about Harvest 2019 – Sun, Status and Impressions