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
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
On my trip to Burgundy in May I had the pleasure of revisiting Domaine Moron-Garcia in Nuits-Saint-Georges to taste the 2018s wines from cask. Wine and people Domaine Moron-Garcia is managed by Matthieu Moron and Pierre-Oliver Garcia, who are … [Read more...] about Domaine Moron-Garcia – tasting the 2018s from cask
Summertime and tastings. This week I attended a presentation of Domaine de Bellene by the founder of the estate Nicholas Potel, a well-known name in the Burgundian wine world. It was a lovely and quite extravagant tasting at the fine old Hotel … [Read more...] about Domaine de Bellene – Nicolas Potel, in other words
The Nuits-Saint-Georges 2017 from Aurelien Verdet is a quite delightful wine. It has the charm of the vintage - it's airy and quite lightfooted - but with a nice intensity. Forward and rather good complexity for this level - nice iron/earthy … [Read more...] about Domaine Aurelien Verdet, Nuits-Saint-Georges 2017
Tuesday 18:00 tasting at Nicolas Faure. Tremendous tasting of the red 2018s, the 2017s and a few older wines - one being a gorgeous example of the 2015 Nuits-Saint-Georges Herbues - airy and vivid like never before. A treat to taste some of the … [Read more...] about Visit Nicolas Faure
The Clos de la Marechale 2013 is a lovely wine - surprisingly forward and drinkable - although still quite young. In the nose pure red and darker fruits and quite earthy minerality - openly knit and cool. On the palate quite intense fruit, with a … [Read more...] about Domaine J.-F. Mugnier, Nuits Clos de la Marechale 2013
On my trip to Burgundy in November I had the pleasure of visiting Domaine Moron-Garcia in Nuits-Saint-Georges - to taste some 2017s and 2018s (quick samples). I had only tasted Domaine Moron-Garcia once before, so this is a new estate - at … [Read more...] about Domaine Moron-Garcia – without compromise ..