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Clos des Grands Vignes

The April 2019 issue of Burgundy-Report

Marsannay – 2017s
Marsannay is one of the strongest sectors of the Côte d'Or in 2017, so here are a few domaines for you to compare:
Profile: Bart
Château de Marsannay – 2017
Collotte – 2017
Fougeray de Beauclair – 2017
Jean Fournier – 2017
Huguenot Père et Fils – 2017
Sylvain Pataille – 2017

Psst – want some Echézeaux?
My second-favourite area for above-average wines in 2017 – here are 28 of them for you:
Echézeaux – 2017

Already 2018?
Don't worry – I tasted 2017s too – but 2018 is an early vintage with fast fermentations, these wines already taste like they normally would in July!
Bruno Clair – 2018 + 2017
Cécile Tremblay – 2018 + 2017

Mainly Beaujolais!
Short profiles of 10 new domaines from Beaujolais and Mâconnais, plus many magnums of Beaujolais tasted at the BBB!
Mainly Beaujolais – new names & many magnums

A mix of new and old names, visited:
Dufouleur Frères – 2017
Jean-Noël Gagnard – 2017
Antonin Guyon – 2017
Laurent Ponsot – 2017
Jean Tardy – 2017
Vougeraie – 2017
Profile: Catherine et Claude Maréchal
Profile: Joannet



The March 2019 issue of Burgundy-Report

New Names from Chablis – 2017s
In January I did my regular blind tasting of Petit Chablis and from the pick of those wines were some domaines that I didn't already know – here they are:

Profile: Chevallier
Profile: Christophe et Fils
Profile: Eléonore Moreau
Profile: Francine et Olivier Savary
Profile: Guy et Olivier Alexandre
Profile: Moreau-Naudet
Profile: Pisse-Loup
Profile: Sylvain Mosnier

'Older' names, but not Chablis – 2017s

Berthaut-Gerbet – 2017
Clos de la Chapelle – 2017
Gouffier – 2017
Maison de la Chapelle – 2017

Wines tasted Blind
Nearly 100 wines that are less challenging for your bank balance:

2017 Beaujolais Blanc
2017 Irancy

Screw-cap versus Cork
Tasted back to 2004 with Clotilde Davenne:

Screw-caps versus Cork

The connection between elevage and barrels

Elevage, Oak & Alchemy

You still like to have something touchy?


The Finest Wines of Burgundy

A portable, hard-wearing guide to the Côte d’Or plus 90 producers of note and their best wines. Truth be told, there should have been 150 great producers – but not in the 320 pages that were prescribed.
It’s probably time to start working on a new one – eh?

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