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
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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
The 2009 edition of Vosne-Romanee Clos de Chateau is showing very well now. The nose is organic and bursting with fruit and Vosne spices - forward and expressive. On the palate intense and quite concentrated - not quite matching the 2010 - deligtful … [Read more...] about Domaine du Comte Liger-Belair, Vosne Clos de Chateau 2009
A step down from the Le Pigeonnier - also from La Ferme de Saint Roux this is from Des Maures - a neighbouring appellation. This is a lighter effort - also priced lower - still well made and balanced. It's a quite enjoyable wine .. sweetness and … [Read more...] about La Ferme de Saint Roux, Friponne rosé 2018
The 2017 Corton "Cuvée Baie par Baie" from Moron-Garcia is a unique and truly delightful wine - firmly setting its mark on the mighty hill. For the Corton - Matthieu Moron and Pierre-Oliver Garcia is using the Baie par Baie "technique" and here we … [Read more...] about Domaine Moron-Garcia, Corton “Cuvée Baie par Baie” 2017