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Distinction Saint-Vincent 2016 – Mâcons 2014 & 2015

Distinction Saint-Vincent 2016 – Mâcons 2014 & 2015

Unfortunately, I couldn’t make this tasting this year, but here, double-quick, are the results from the judging that took place last Friday evening – and from hundreds of wines presented – tasted by over 100 winemakers: 2014 Mâcon whites and reds 2015 Mâcon whites, rosé and reds! Enjoy…

chezeaux’s 2013 lavaux st.jacques…

chezeaux’s 2013 lavaux st.jacques…

2013 Chezeaux, Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Lavaux St.Jacques I guess that this will be the first of these vinified by Amèlie Berthaut… Rather deeply coloured. Wide and sweet, the nose has a macerating black cherry note, very faintly accented with floral references. Large and intensely flavoured – almost black fruit. A subtle undertow of tannic texture, then […]

The key of Clos de la Barre

volnay pics from this week…

More Volnay – yesterday and today – it’s not yet over!  

Faiveley’s official opening of La Framboisière

Faiveley’s official opening of La Framboisière

Or, as Erwan Faiveley described it “the inaguration of a renovation!” Faiveley have spared few Euros in the last years, significantly repositioning themselves from ‘maison’ to ‘domaine’ and with attention to every detail too. Strategically, a very important and astute move for their future. Today (Tuesday evening the 1st March, 2016) we are at their […]

Burgundy Report: Chablis 2014

Burgundy Report: Chablis 2014

48 domaines. Over 500 wines. Comment from their producers. The extra-special highlighted – as always. https://wp.me/PjmsF-ajB Of-course for subscribers, for the next 18 months, then everyone…

Clos St.Denis

côte de nuits, before the rain

A lovely day yesterday, until the rain came in the early evening – it’s still raining today…  

a productive weekend’s bottles…

a productive weekend’s bottles…

A nice set of wines this weekend, in various stages of ‘open-ness…’ 2011 Au Pied de Mont Chauve, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Maltroie Large-scaled in both aromatic and in the mouth – but silkily so. Nice weight of both aroma and flavour with a good freshness too. Not super-energetic but with plenty of material. Tasty wine! Rebuy […]

a relief for etienne and co…

Of that I’m completely sure… “In 2006, Kurniawan took 250 shares in a partnership created to buy several prestigious vineyards on Burgundy’s Côte d’Or, including some parcels of Beaune premiers crus and the Vosne-Romanée cru Malconsorts. Kurniawan’s shares constituted 22.73 percent of the six-person entity, named Etienne & Partners. The shares entitled each holder to […]

Chassagne

a few pics…

Taken on Tuesday…

oops – a (pinot) history lesson…

oops – a (pinot) history lesson…

I just have to agree. Articles are not just made from the 3 books in front of you. If I similarly mess up, I hope that people will quickly put me on the straight and narrow… With all due respect, the history of Pinot noir here is incorrect and reflects what was written in the […]

fine, thirst-quenching auxey – without duress(es)

fine, thirst-quenching auxey – without duress(es)

But first, I digress: There’s a lot of rubbish been published over the years about St.Aubin or Auxey-Duresses being the cheap/insider’s/specialist white burgundy wine replacement for the expensive wines of Puligny or Meursault: It is an old chestnut, or fall-back, for people who really didn’t know their burgundies quite as well as they should. I […]

comte liger-belair q&a

comte liger-belair q&a

Actually, my pic! 12.06.2015 Adam Lechmere’s good q&a with Louis-Michel Liger-Belair in Wine-Searcher: Here. Louis-Michel perfectly encapsulates biodynamics for me in his description – it’s not about blind dogma following, rather being assiduous in what you do…

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