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March 2021 Burgundy Report

By billn on May 04, 2021 #reports

March 2021 Burgundy Report

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Largely still concentrating on the 2019 vintage, here is an equal mix of domaines that are new here and some more familiar names – if not colours 馃檪

Additionally, you will find an extensive tasting of 2018 Beaune 1er Crus – whites too. As you may see, despite the potential – and in some places actual – excesses of the 2018 vintage, here all is calmer – indeed delicious.

Enjoy!

2019 Red Burgundy – part 3 – Beaujolais

By billn on March 30, 2021 #reports

2019 Beaujolais

The sixth in my series of 2019 Burgundy Reports is now online. To recap:
1. The whites part 1 – M芒connais
2. The whites part 2 – C么te de Beaune
3. The whites part 3 – Chablis
4. The reds part 1 – C么te de Beaune
5. The reds part 2 – C么te de Nuits
6. The reds part 3 – Beaujolais

Now my latest report, covering the reds of 2019 Beaujolais is now online – here. This is Part 3 of my three 2019 Red Burgundy Reports.

This report covers the visits to taste 2019s at domaines #217 – #280 in my campaign of 2019 visits with another 400+ wines tasted. It, naturally, includes both what I like and who I like, and rather than ‘just’ scores, I actually note all the wines worth that are special search to buy!

I hope that you enjoy this in-depth look. I’m now underway in Burgundy again, catching up on some domaines that missed in the last months, and visiting some new names – so new reports will, still mainly be for 2019s – but with a mix of regions, rather than the format as above.

It was 22掳C today – I needed sunscreen for my head when jogging. I also noted lots of police cars stationed in the vineyards of Beaune – no-doubt waiting for unsuspecting victims – out and about after 6pm!!!

2019 White Burgundy – part 3 – Chablis

By billn on February 15, 2021 #reports

2019 White Burgundy - part 3 - Chablis

The fifth in my series of 2019 Burgundy Reports is now online. To recap:
1. The whites part 1 – M芒connais, followed by
2. The whites part 2 – C么te de Beaune
3. The reds part 1 – C么te de Beaune
4. The reds part 2 – C么te de Nuits

Now my latest report, covering the whites of 2019 Chablis is now online – here. This is Part 3 of my three 2019 White Burgundy Reports.

This report covers the visits to taste 2019s at domaines #151 – #216 in my campaign of 2019 visits. It, naturally, includes both what I like and who I like, and rather than ‘just’ scores, I actually recommends which wines to buy!

I hope that you enjoy this in-depth look. I’m now underway in Beaujolais, also tasting 2019s to start my Red Burgundy Report – Part 3! – 55 producers to visit – so that will then be 270 domains visited to taste their 2019s – of course with more to come before the new wave of 2020s starts in around July or August!

2019 Red Burgundy – part 2 – C么te de Nuits

By billn on January 18, 2021 #reports

2019 Red Burgundy 鈥 part 2 鈥 C么te de Nuits

The fourth in my series of 2019 Burgundy Reports is now online. To recap:
1. The whites part 1 – M芒connais, followed by
2. The whites part 2 – C么te de Beaune
3. The reds part 1 – C么te de Beaune

Now my latest report, covering the reds of the C么te de Nuits is now online – here. This is Part 2 of my two 2019 Red Burgundy Reports.

This report covers the visits to taste 2019s at domaines #114 – #150 plus there others visited in July. It, naturally, includes and what and who I like, and rather than ‘just’ scores, actually recommends which wines to buy!

I hope that you enjoy this in-depth look. I’m also underway in Chablis tasting 2019s to start my white Burgundy Report – Part 3! – 44 domaines already visited and another 18 are planned for the last week of January – if I’m allowed to travel – fingers crossed!

2019 Red Burgundy – part 1 – C么te de Beaune

By billn on December 31, 2020 #reports

2019 Vintage - Red C么te de BeauneComing after my first two 2019 Burgundy Reports on:
The whites of the M芒connais, followed by
The whites of the C么te de Beaune

Now my latest report, covering the reds of the C么te de Beaune is now online – here. This will be Part 1 of my two 2019 Red Burgundy Reports.

This, first, red report covers the visits to taste 2019s at domaines #74 – #113 and includes my summary of the vintage characteristics – and what and who I like.

I hope that you enjoy this in-depth look. The reds of the C么te de Nuits will follow in the next days – hopefully, before I leave for Chablis to start my White Burgundy Report – Part 3!

2019 White Burgundy – part 2

By billn on December 23, 2020 #reports

After part 1 – the M芒connais, now part 2 of my tour of 2019 White Burgundy domaines (domaines 27-73) is now online with my summary of the vintage – and what and who I like.

I hope that you enjoy this in-depth look. White Burgundy part 3 will be my January report from Chablis – assuming the borders stay open – and I don’t succumb!

I’m already underway with my November report which will be C么te de Beaune (& Chalonnaise) reds: another 38 domaines – online before the 31st December!

Burgundy Report – M芒connais 2019

By billn on December 15, 2020 #4 subscribers#reports

Just in case anyone missed it, my M芒connais 2019 Burgundy Report is online. 26 domaines’ wines and their comments on recent vintages too. There are also a bunch of tasting notes on 2018s as a number of domaines thought it too early to show their 2019s. Does that leave you thirsty for some red(?) If…

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A new Burgundy Report….

By billn on September 10, 2020 #reports

July 2020 Burgundy Report

For those that haven’t yet noticed, my July 2020 Burgundy Report is online.

Some new domaines visited and now starting the transition from tasting 2018s to tasting the new 2019 vintage. Full-power on that from the end of September!

Enjoy!

June 2020’s report – now online

By billn on July 30, 2020 #reports

Lantigni茅 soil
Lantigni茅’s soil – there’s even some organic material!
From Monday 15th June, the French borders re-opened for ‘aliens’ such as I.

Eventually!‘ I hear you say.

I’m in agreement – never has 13 weeks of absence seemed so long! It’s much worse for some of my US colleagues – they haven’t been allowed to return to France since their mutual borders closed in mid-March!

All things considered, I managed to pack in a reasonable schedule into those last two weeks of June: Visits to producers in the C么te d’Or, M芒connais and Beaujolais plus a deeper look into Gevrey 1er cru of the Clos des Issarts and the hot ‘new’ label of Beaujolais-Lantigni茅.

The report went live – HERE – today. I hope that all you subscribers will enjoy it 馃檪

July and some of August is, and will be, Puligny-Montrachet time, with a deeper look at the terroirs of Puligny with the winemakers (mainly) of that village…

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