Henry-Frédéric Roch, the owner of domaine Prieure Roch in Premeaux-Prissey and the co-gerant at domaine de la Romanee Conti in Vosne Romanee, is dead this weekend at age 56. Sincere condolences to his family, friends and those who worked with … [Read more...] about Henry-Frédéric Roch has passed away
Thursday (November 15th 2018) offered the possibility to attend Le Roy Chambertin, a annual tasting held in connection with the Hospice de Beaune auction - in Gevrey Chambertin and by the producers of Gevrey. Most producers are attending … [Read more...] about Le Roi Chambertin – Gevrey Galore 2017
Back in Burgundy for a serie of tastings of the 2017 and a bit of the 2018. The 2017s confirmered that they are pretty wines, and while some yields are on the high side, most wines are delightful and rather classical - and relatively lightfooted … [Read more...] about Burgundy November 2018 .. status
Musigny is a relatively large vineyard yet the Musigny wines are becoming a very rare treat these days, as the demand for this illusive and mineral driven wine is increasing by the hour it seems. The Domaine de la Vougeraie is one of the … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine de la Vougeraie, Musigny
As I wrote the alcohol levels are not only starting to climb, they are also starting to become a serious problem - see full article. 2018 is a rather hot year, and while some harvested early some perhaps harvested relatively late - without having … [Read more...] about What to look for in 2018 Burgundy … it’s the week!
Looking at the world prices on top Burgundies the prices still seem to rise for the top end qualities and brands. This does make me wonder if the term "Money is no option" does apply to the best red and white Burgundies. The legendary … [Read more...] about Money is no object!
The 1999 Bonnes Mares from Roumier is beginning to unfold .. tar is just receding and the tertiary aromas are starting to show. Still 10 or even 20 years to full maturity, but already showing well. A big wine with intense power and length - really a … [Read more...] about Domaine Georges Roumier, Bonnes Mares 1999
Domaine du Clos Frantin is the owner of the smallest plot on Richebourg - or should I say Les Verroilles ou Richebourg, and while the production is small, it's a both attractive and rare wine. Maison Albert Bichot is of cause the owner of the … [Read more...] about Terroir Insight: Domaine du Clos Frantin, Richebourg