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2015 Burgundy | Worth the hype and more!

November 19th 2016

Pinot-Volnay-CP

I can’t remember when I have enjoyed two solid weeks’ tasting cask samples as much before. Normally after day 8 or 9, at a rate of seven domaines a day and as many as 15 -20 wines at each, fatigue sets in and one’s natural ebullience and excitement for tasting the newest vintage can wane. But not so with the 2015s. All the hype has been worth it and not just for the reds, I love the white wines this year as well. Having tasted the wines in June and again just before this year’s harvest in September, I was…

Tasting Burgundy 2015: Marc Colin, JM Boillot & Benjamin Leroux

November 8th 2016

Leroux-barrel

A beautiful bright, crisp Thursday morning and the first visit of the day is to the fantastic Domaine Marc Colin in Chassagne Montrachet. One of our favourite domaines, the 2015s certainly didn’t disappoint. Our primary focus here is the whites although the reds were supple and delicious too. At the value end of the spectrum the St Aubin ‘Sentier de Clou’ offers wonderful mineral lift that adds excellent balance to the ripe citrus fruit. The St Aubin ‘Fontenottes’ is a proper crowd pleaser to drink relatively early and the St Aubin 1er Cru ‘En Remilly’ my favourite of the three,…

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