The 2017 Corton-Charlemagne from Henri Boillot is a delightful wine, offering both true class and hedonistic pleasures. The nose is open and expressive - very charming with lovely orchard fruits, notes of peach and pear, and infused with citrus … [Read more...] about Henri Boillot Corton-Charlemagne 2017
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The Chambolle Musigny Les Amoureuses 2016 is a rare bird, but this is not the regular cuvée: It's the special Cuvée Blonde made only in 2016 - and in very limited numbers. The Cuvée Blonde comes from the top part of the Groffier plot of Les … [Read more...] about Domaine Robert Groffier Chambolle Les Amoureuses “Cuvée Blonde” 2016
I have been reluctant to taste the 2014s during the last couple of years, as they have been closed down. I did however have a very pleasant surprise with this Grands Echezeaux 2014, tasted blind in Vosne-Romanée close to its origins. Decanted and … [Read more...] about Domaine d’Eugenie Grands Echezeaux 2014
A poetic name - «Viola Odorata» - from the Corgoloin area of Côte de Nuits Villages and the lieux-dits of «En Vireville» (2 different parcels) and «En Fontenelle». This is made from very old vines - 70 to 85 years old. The Naudin-Ferrand Côte de … [Read more...] about Domaine Naudin-Ferrand Côte de Nuits Villages «Viola Odorata» 2012
The treat of tasting a great and delightful wine from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is rare .. both due to the financial expenses of tasting one of the top end wines - and perhaps even more so due to the fact that one have to find a wine that is in … [Read more...] about Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, Romanée-Saint-Vivant 2009 – 7 years after
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
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