Posts Tagged ‘Burgundy’

Tasting 50 Burgundy 2009s blind at Clos Vougeot on 22 March 2012 + video

In recent previous visits to Burgundy, I focused on the 2009 and 2008 vintages, and generally found the 2009 for reds to be more successful. But there are exceptions, because the 2008s are tasting nicely these days. They have fine freshness, if not always the ripeness you want. On a general level, village level wines […]


Wine freshness defined, without just nostalgic, rose-tinted glasses

A tasting that brought home to me a certain nostalgia. A poster on the wine forum recently lamented the loss of Old School Bordeaux. He went so far as to give “faint praise” to the 1982 vintage, while extolling the virtues of the 70s and 60s. I found his comments a bit strange but […]


A day in Burgundy: 2011 looks to be a good vintage – plus notes on 2010

You can read my report in but here more information and tasting notes on Burgundy 2010s after the malolactics were done. And some other vintages, including a trio of brilliant Corton Charlemagnes at Bonneau du Martray (2009-2008-2007). To get to the notes immediately, just click on each property: Clos des Lambrays / Mugneret-Gibourg / […]


Three Burgundy videos: talks with the vignerons!

Here in this video section, you can hear directly from the vignerons what they expect from 2008 and 2009, 2010 in barrel and the coming 2011 harvest – as of early June 2011, the harvest is almost a full month in advance, which means harvesting could begin as early as August! The comparison with 2003 […]


Burgundy 2009 and 2008 (and 2010 in barrel) + videos

Based on visits in late May and early June 2011… CHECK OUT MY VIDEOS: HERE It is a big debate these days. Climate change in the vineyard vs. typicity. Many believe that 2008 Burgundy will prove to be the more “pure” expression of Pinot Noir, made from a cold climate, as it should be. While a vintage like […]


Burgundy visit: 6 to 9 December 2010

Update 9 December I have just finished my visit to Burgundy, tasting the 2009s of Louis Jadot with Jacques Lardiere plus a few 2008s and two 2005s – totally closed now. Before that with Philippe Prost of Bouchard Pere & Fils, and before that, Georges Roumier and Jacques Frederic Mugnier among many others. For now, […]

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