Author: Charlie Whittington

Tasting Burgundy 2018 | Pillot, Sauzet, Drouhin-Laroze, Eugenie, Lambrays

November 12th 2019

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A freezing and rather murky start in Chassagne Montrachet this morning has been transformed by the brightness, freshness and clarity in the wines of Domaine Paul Pillot. Thierry is quick to highlight this warm vintage’s ‘unexpected purity and energy’ and tasting his wines, they are all that and much more. His broad range of Chassagne Montrachets across all of the main ‘climats’ are simply sensational. For me, the 1er Crus Les Caillerets and La Romanee stand out as being wines of indisputable class displaying mineral drive and plenty of freshness and energy that will enable them to develop perfectly over…

Tasting Bordeaux 2018 | Day 3 | The Right Bank

April 4th 2019

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There’s genuine excitement surrounding St Emilion and Pomerol this year. To get to this though, nothing was plain sailing. A very wet spring resulting in an attack of mildew during flowering caused many a headache. Thankfully the incredible uninterrupted period of sunshine that occurred from June through to harvest time, 1136 hrs without a drop of rain, (a 50 yr record) put things right. Anyone who employed meticulous work in the vineyard to counteract the mildew has been rewarded with some perfectly balanced, powerful wines that will draw comparisons with some of the top 2009s.

Spotlight on Brunello di Montalcino

February 28th 2019

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At Goedhuis & Co we have witnessed a tremendous upsurge in the demand for Tuscan wine over the last decade. Primarily led by the prolific ‘Super Tuscans’, Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Masseto from Bolgheri on the west coast, the knock on effect has been felt by many of the key historical wine growing areas further inland, notably the hilltop town of Montalcino to the south of Siena. The increase in demand for Brunello di Montalcino has been assisted by a terrific run of high quality vintages since 2010 which have also offered exceptional value.

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