The Puligny Pucelles 2000 is in a beautiful place ... fully mature yet still fresh and vivid. The bouquet offer yellow fruits, hazelnuts - good freshness and a ever so slight hint of gunpowder. On the palate fine quite delicate fruit - rather … [Read more...] about Domaine Leflaive, Puligny-Montrachet Les Pucelles 2000
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Tasting old bottles - 50-year-old wines - is something of a lottery. Nevertheless, the expectations were very high this week when I tasted a Romanée-Conti 1966. Let's be honest: It was not in top form. Dead to be precise, with very strong oxidised … [Read more...] about Hope for an old Romanée-Conti, and a delightful Dujac 1976
The Chambolle-Musigny Les Hauts Doix 2010 is a delightful wine with perfect balance and lovely intensity. As always, forward and rewarding, revealing lovely mid-palate fruit and fine, defined minerality. A treat and definitely a wine that offers … [Read more...] about Domaine Robert Groffier Chambolle Les Hauts Doix 2010
This is a rare bird - the 2006 Charmes-Chambertin from Blair Pethel and Domaine Dublère. This is showing very well currently, rich and still fruity - with a quite openly knit structure. Plenty of stuffing showing its grand cru intensity on the table … [Read more...] about Domaine Dublère, Charmes-Chambertin 2006
Lafouge is making some fine wines primarily from the Auxey-Duresse appellation. The 2016 Auxey-Duresse is lively and with a good mid-palate concentration. Its vivid and quite lightfooted for the 2016 vintage, offering a delightful energy .. enjoyable … [Read more...] about Domaine Lafouge, Auxey-Duresse Climat du Val 2016
The 2017 Vosne-Romanée Les Barreaux is second vintage from Arnaud et Sofie - Arnaud Sirugue and his wife Sofie Noëllat. This is a fine effort for the vintage offering plenty of Vosne spices. It's showing a fine depth - not quite matching the … [Read more...] about Domaine Arnaud et Sophie, Vosne-Romanee “Les Barreaux” 2017
Burgundian rosé again .. and the 2018 is even better than the 2017 (surprisingly). The Arnaud et Sofie estate - started by Arnaud Sirugue and his wife Sofie Noëllat - has produced a delightful rosé. It's a forward and quite expressive wine - generous … [Read more...] about Domaine Arnaud et Sophie, Bourgogne Passetoutgrain rosé 2018
Burgundian rosé is not common on the winehog table - but I am expanding a bit on the summer rosé theme. The new Vosne estate Arnaud et Sofie - started by Arnaud Sirugue and his wife Sofie Noëllat - has made a delightful rosé, provence style. It's a … [Read more...] about Domaine Arnaud et Sophie, Bourgogne Passetoutgrain rosé 2017