The 2016 Griotte Chambertin from Ponsot is a special wine. First and foremost this is the first vintage from the new Laurent Ponsot negotiant business and secondly this is rather a hedonistic bomb. The nose is crammed with sweet dark fruits - … [Read more...] about Laurent Ponsot, Griotte Chambertin “Cuvée du Saule” 2016
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The William Fevre Chablis Bougros Côte Bouguerots 2010 is a tremendous Chablis from two steep plots at the foot of the Bougros vineyard. The nose is fresh but showing some matured limestone notes - hint of apple, crushed hazelnuts - a filigree yet … [Read more...] about William Fevre, Chablis Bougros Côte Bouguerots 2010
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
The Beaune Greves l'Enfant Jesus is a signature wine for Bouchard Pere et Fils - and the 2017 edition is perhaps the most harmonious vintage I have tasted so far. The nose is vivid and expressive - classic Beaune - with a fine fruit and a nice and … [Read more...] about Bouchard Pere et Fils, Beaune Greves l’Enfant Jesus 2017
The Vosne-Romanee La Combe Brulee 2012 is still fairly closed with a quite tense and tight nose of elderberries. In a sense classic Bruno Clavelier - it's simply just too early and still one can feel a lovely potential. I'm sure this wine will unfold … [Read more...] about Bruno Clavelier, Vosne-Romanee La Combe Brulee 2012
It appears that 2017 have produced some lovely and charming Corton-Charlemagnes. The 2017 from Bouchard Pere et Fils is showing very well indeed - delightful vivid fruit - charming and fresh - with a lovely impression of the Charlie terroir. Perhaps … [Read more...] about Bouchard Pere et Fils, Corton-Charlemagne 2017
The 2016 Vosne-Romanée Les Barreaux is the first wine from Arnaud et Sofie - Arnaud Sirugue and his wife Sofie Noëllat. This is a truly delightful effort and rising qualiy wise somewhat above the fine 2017. It's offering a lovely depth and a very … [Read more...] about Domaine Arnaud et Sophie, Vosne-Romanee “Les Barreaux” 2016
The Domaine Moron-Garcia, Beaune Les Tuvilains 2017 is a truly tremendous wine, and for me one of the main discoveries of 2018. The rich and earthy fruit with it's vivid freshnes and lovely complex extrovert notes does provide a sensational joy and … [Read more...] about Domaine Moron-Garcia, Beaune Les Tuvilains 2017