Burgundy

    Niagara’s Domaine Queylus: An upstart winery that hits the ground running

    The guiding principle for establishing Niagara’s newest winery was relatively simple: “The business plan was easy — all the bottles would have to impress our wine club members,” says Gilles Chevalier (top photo), proprietor, along with 11 other partners, of Domaine Queylus.

    12 readers - By Wines In Niagara

    Lalou Bize-Leroy Domaine d’Auvenay Les Folatieres Puligny-Montrachet

    This was perhaps the stand-out wine of a wonderful weekend of wine. I tasted it with Raj Parr and some friends just before the salmon bake at the IPNC. We were left speechless. It’s an almost perfect wine, even though it comes from a vintage that isn’t one of the strongest (although it was better for whites than reds), and it’s a premier, not a grand cru.

    10 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Tasting notes

      Wino sapien - - 8 readers - Yes, I do still write them, though lately they have been almost as rare as these lapis lazuli champagne coupes. . . From various wine lists and also some of the wonderful enomatic machines to be found in London (The Sampler) and Paris (Lavinia). Domaine Ballot-Millot Meursault "Les Narvaux" 2011.

      2005 Domaine Camus-Bruchon Savigny Narbantons – Bottle Notes

      Zinfandel Chronicles - - 7 readers - Lucien Camus, of Domaine Camus-Bruchon, is a rising star in the Côte de Beaune. Located in the village of Savigny-les-Beaune, just to the north of Beaune proper, he produces exceptional, balanced and complex wines. Lucien Camus took over for his father in 1971, and has a lovely spread of top vineyards in Savigny-les-Beaune well as a bit of premier cru in Beaune and Pommard as well.

      2006 Simon Bize Savigny Les Beaune Aux Vergelesses – Bottle Notes

      Zinfandel Chronicles - - 6 readers - Domaine Simon Bize is in Savigny-Les-Beaune, in Burgundy. The estate dates from the late 19th century, when the original Simon Bize started the vineyards. Several generations later the estate is still in the hands of the Bize family with Patrick Bize now in charge. The 53-acre estate includes grand cru parcels in Corton-Charlemagne and Latricieres-Chambertin. There are also premier cru wines.

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      2001 Domaine Jean-Michel Gaunoux Pommard ”Les...

      …2001 Domaine Jean-Michel Gaunoux Pommard ”Les Perrières” Feeling mighty French! I smell this stuff and know I’m in Burgundy. Barnyard and leather (we’re talking horse and saddle). Crushed raspberries, macerated red berries, and blackberries. Savory clove on the nose. Juicy raspberries and red currants; not as much leather on the palate. Star anise, clove, and rocks in the soil. Tannins are very present. Drinking well now but can certainly age…Classic Burgundy. 4/5 bones $$$$ Pinot Noir 13% abv Pommard (Burgundy), FRANCE…

      By Shiba Sommelier

      Fifty Wines That Shaped My Palate, 1984-2014

      … on the occasional trade tasting, lunch with a touring winemaker, on sponsored travel to wine regions in this country and abroad. You will not, therefore, see a list that emphasizes the great wines of Bordeaux or Burgundy, though some are included, more Burgundy than Bordeaux, because I have few opportunities to encounter such wines. Perhaps, however, you…

      By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      Winery visit with Jean-Marc Roulot of Domaine Guy Roulot

      …To taste a Domain Roulot wine is to taste a sense of deep rootedness, fine and crystalline, and yet somehow open. Although subtly powerful, the wine never imposes itself before the taster has time to form his own reactions... For me, the subtlety and finesse of Jean-Marc's very feline wines fulfill the criteria for a legitimate work of art…

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      Notes

      …My final tranche of holiday notes. E. Guigal Ch d'Ampuis Cote Rotie 2007. Meat, and malt, soy and balsamic. Bay and lavender, it's deep and edgy, changeable and with multiple faces. Rich and layered in the mouth, a note of vanilla, beautiful length, perhaps if I was splitting hairs I'd say it's fractionally warm. I wish. . . Ch Cheval Blanc St…

      By Wino sapien

      restaurant la boulangerie, 75020

      …In trying to descry the origins of the hazy aura known as restaurant hype, we often overlook its simplest element, which is thrift. Patronising restaurants is not a thrifty habit in the first place, which is all the more reason for diners to flock to restaurants that are good value for money. Surprisingly few Paris business owners seem…

      5 readers - By not drinking poison in paris

      Robert Chevillon 2008's, 6 years on

      …Impressive showing by 2008 lineup from Robert Chevillon at our local wine shop Vin Vino Wine. The vintage is starting to approach its window of drinkability. High-acidity is a common attribute of 2008 red burgundies in general, and it's true for Chevillon as well. The Nuits-Saint-Georges "meatiness" comes through in spades in these wines. Spice…

      5 readers - By The Iron Chevsky Wine Blog

      Drinking Wines Before Their Time

      …A bracingly warm summer evening in SoCal and an assembly of tasting mavens. Heat driven visions for an epic evening celebrating accomplishments. All that was needed was a collection of wines to taste, discern and discuss their mysteries. We had them… both. But where was the moon? The wines that were opened showed kind…

      2 readers - By The Best of Wines

      Some wines from a weekend away

      … Just been away for a weekend with family, staying in a lovely house in Puddletown, Dorset. It wasn’t a wine geeky sort of weekend, so I brought along some good solid wines that delivered a lot of pleasure, without being at all wine nerdy. Marks & Spencer Macon-Villages Uchizy 2013 Burgundy, France From Raphael Sallet, 13% alcohol…

      2 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      2005 Domaine Camus-Bruchon Savigny Narbantons – Bottle Notes

      … of premier cru in Beaune and Pommard as well. After a really disappointing bottle of Burgundy last night I felt it was only right to give the region a second chance. The wine is crimson in color and checks in at 13% ABV. Great nose of sappy red fruits, earth and cinnamon. Medium body with great acidity. Dried cherry, leather, strawberries, cranberries…

      7 readers - By Zinfandel Chronicles

      Niagara’s Domaine Queylus: An upstart winery that hits the ground running

      … members in Montreal than to hire Thomas Bachelder (below photo), he formerly of Le Clos Jordanne and presently master of his own tri-regional Thomas Bachelder project, which crafts Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from various terroirs in Burgundy, Oregon and Niagara. The first task was to find a suitable location for the new project. Chevalier…

      12 readers - By Wines In Niagara

      2006 Simon Bize Savigny Les Beaune Aux Vergelesses – Bottle Notes

      … Domaine Simon Bize is in Savigny-Les-Beaune, in Burgundy. The estate dates from the late 19th century, when the original Simon Bize started the vineyards. Several generations later the estate is still in the hands of the Bize family with Patrick Bize now in charge. The 53-acre estate includes grand cru parcels in Corton-Charlemagne…

      6 readers - By Zinfandel Chronicles

      Lalou Bize-Leroy Domaine d’Auvenay Les Folatieres Puligny-Montrachet

      …, not a grand cru. Whisper it quietly, but Leroy may be even better than the legendary DRC, although I don’t have enough data points to really make this conclusion. Lalou Bize-Leroy Domaine d’Auvenay Les Folatieres Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru 2004 Burgundy, France Incredible, dense and mineral with perfectly integrated matchstick reduction. Taut, refiend, yet possessing richness. Mealy with notes of toast and spice, as well as generous fruit. Such lovely complexity, richness, balance and finesse to this wine. 97/100 …

      10 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      Tasting notes

      … Yes, I do still write them, though lately they have been almost as rare as these lapis lazuli champagne coupes. . . From various wine lists and also some of the wonderful enomatic machines to be found in London (The Sampler) and Paris (Lavinia). Domaine Ballot-Millot Meursault "Les Narvaux" 2011. There are three chardonnay from this particular…

      8 readers - By Wino sapien

      Pinot versus Pinot

      …It’s the BEST of the New World versus the BEST of the Old World… considering VALUE ev kerse. It should be expressly clear by now that Pinot Noir is the second greatest grape among vinifera; the greatest being Nebbiolo, ev kerse [ed. stop that you idjit]. Recent pullage has tested the claim. We pulled corks…

      2 readers - By The Best of Wines

      Summer Wines with Soul & Substance

      …The weather is unusually pleasant for mid-summer this week in the Washington area, leaving me thinking of warm days and cooler nights, those wonderful “diurnal swings” that supposedly contribute to well-balanced wine. But since the 2014 Virginia and Maryland wines … Continue reading…

      6 readers - By Dave McIntyre's WineLine