This week I attended a tasting of red Corton; a rare thing, in Denmark at least. The tasting included 10 Cortons from five producers, all top-flight amongst the panoply of Corton producers. The purpose was to learn: learn about different parts … [Read more...] about Corton, Corton, red Corton .. exploring the hill
It's still very early to taste the 2018s, and to make detailed tasting notes at this stage would in my view be premature. It is however great fun to taste the 2018s already now - to form an impression from the wines in general. A great place … [Read more...] about Visit Philippe Pacalet – tasting of the 2018s
Expected .. but failed .. the Philippe Pacalet, Chambolle Musigny 1er cru is to be honest slightly tired already. The fruit is still drinking quite well, but the fundmental question is however .. did this wine show better two five years ago? And yes … [Read more...] about Philippe Pacalet, Chambolle Musigny 1er cru 2009
The Philippe Pacalet whites need time to unfold and blossom - especially the Corton-Charlemagne. The 2011 tasted recently is now beginng to show, and I must say this is one of the better 2011 whites I have tasted recently - a wine with a fine future … [Read more...] about Philippe Pacalet, Corton Charlemagne 2011
I have followed the wines of Philippe Pacalet since his first vintages, more than 15 years ago. I have furthermore followed the wines he made at Domaine Prieure-Roch before he began on his own. Let me be prefectly clear - Philippe Pacalet is a … [Read more...] about Visit Philippe Pacalet, tasting of the 2016s from cask
A very busy week with plenty of tastings - covering a large part of Burgundy. From Morey to Santenay in just the last days - meeting a lot of nice people making wines with love and talent. I’m always surprised how many new and fine estates one … [Read more...] about More tastings of the 2016s – exiting and delightful
In Denmark there have been some discussions about wines low sulphur wines - will they keep or are they somehow fragile and fall apart when they are stored for 5 to 10 years. I must admit that I have rarely seen problems with bottles from my own … [Read more...] about Will they keep … the low sulphur wines from Burgundy?
The 2015 Chambolle Musigny village is showing beautifully - focused, detailed and vibrant - with a fine intensity. In some hot vintages (2009 and 2005) some reduction was playing quite a large role in the Pacalet wines - yet in the 2015 vintage the … [Read more...] about Philippe Pacalet, Chambolle Musigny 2015