Charmes-Chambertin is a both large and diverse Grand Cru, and while some wines from Charmes-Chambertin are tremendous, some are sadly also amongst the lesser Grand Crus produced - to be very polite. Expressions like "Charmes du Gare" .. indicating … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Denis Bachelet Charmes-Chambertin
One of the gems of Bonnes Mares is the elusive and elegant wine from Frédéric Mugnier of Domaine J.-F. Mugnier. The Bonnes Mares is like the other Chambolle wines from Mugnier very rare, as the production is rather limited. I must say adore the … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine J.-F. Mugnier Bonnes Mares
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
The Clos de lq Bussieres 2015 is a tremendous treat. This wine offer a quite fantastic vibrant energy - perhaps ever so slightly on the ripe side in the bouquet - slight hint of prune and liqourice .. but also cool vibrant cherries, raspberries … [Read more...] about Domaine Georges Roumier, Morey-Saint-Denis Clos de la Bussiere 2015
The terms terroir and climat are often used about the Burgundian vineyards, and referred to when discussing Burgundy wines. While these two terms are related they do have a somewhat different meaning - as climat refer to the place, whereas the … [Read more...] about Terroir and geology – what do we know? – knowing more!
My first Roumier 2015 - and what a delightful wine. The Chambolle Les Combottes is becoming one of my favourite wines from Roumier - due to it`s obvious yet rather delicate Chambolle minerality. The terroir is located just below the village - and … [Read more...] about Domaine Georges Roumier, Chambolle Musigny Les Combottes 2015
Nicolas Groffier has really improved the quality over the last years - the 2010 vintage was sort of a turning point to me, where he took the step up in the major league. The wines before were also very fine ... but the detail, transparency and … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine Robert Groffier Bonnes Mares
Second round of 2016s from Maison Joseph Drouhin .. to the whites .. The tasting was conducted by Veronique Drouhin .. at the head office in Beaune - check also the article about the excellent red 2016s. The whites are as the reds … [Read more...] about Visit Joseph Drouhin – tasting the white 2016s from cask