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

    2005 Domaine Camus-Bruchon Savigny Narbantons – Bottle Notes

    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.

    7 readers - By Zinfandel Chronicles

      Tasting the wines at Domaine Guy Roulot

      Wine -- Mise en abyme - - 6 readers - The tasting during our Domaine Roulot visit proceeded on two tracks: a tasting of the 2012 whites followed by a tasting, some of it blind, of some older Roulot vintages. The 2012 tasting segment tasered terroir onto our palates while the free-form segment cemented Raj Parr's reputation as an accomplished blind taster with superior knowledge of Burgundy wines.

      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.

      restaurant la boulangerie, 75020

      not drinking poison in paris - - 5 readers - 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.

      Robert Chevillon 2008's, 6 years on

      The Iron Chevsky Wine Blog - - 5 readers - 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.

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      2008 Joseph Drouhin Clos des Mouches Rouge This guy needed some...

      …2008 Joseph Drouhin Clos des Mouches Rouge This guy needed some time to open. Lots of raspberries and strawberries on the nose. Bramble, fallen twigs on the ground, red flowers, and dried leaves as well. Mouthwatering acidity on the palate along with juicy raspberries and cranberries. Pretty long length on this one but I wish it had a bit more complexity. 3/5 bones $$$$ Pinot Noir 13% abv Beaune Premier Cru (Burgundy), FRANCE…

      By Shiba Sommelier

      Good, White Burgundy

      …Pierre Morey Bourgogne Aligoté Meursault, 2011. Cote D’Or, France. From Crush Wine & Spirits, $17/bottle, 11%ABV. I know. If you love white burgundy… the gentle fruit, the depth, the minerality, the focus… then you already know. Good & cheap white burgundy simply doesn’t exist. I know I constantly search for white burgundies that cost…

      2 readers - By jvb uncorked

      2012 and 2011 Marc Colin, La Combe, Bourgogne Blanc

      …The domaine of Marc Colin was founded in the late 1970s and is run today by his three children. The domaine has over 19 hectares of vines distributed across 26 different vineyards. The fruit for the entry level La Combe is sourced from parcels located next to Chassagne-Montrachet. This means there is good fruit for just a Bourgogne blanc. The 2012…

      3 readers - By Hogshead - A Wine Blog

      Tasting the wines at Domaine Guy Roulot

      … of Burgundy wines. 2012 Meursaults The 2012 vintage had been abnormal with hail damage, mildew, odium, and heat combining for a 60% reduction in stock.We tasted through the full range of Meursault wines. Given that these wines were subjected to similar winemaking treatments, any differences should be attributable to terroir. And we did…

      6 readers - By Wine -- Mise en abyme

      Southern Burgundy and Beaujolais offer great wine options with good value

      … note: Aromas of fresh cherries, cinnamon and wet leaves persist on the palate with high acidity, light body and low tannins; nice round mouthfeel and good length. Georges Duboeuf Domaine les Chenevières 2011, Mâcon-Villages, France, $14.00 Just north of Beaujolais, the Mâconnais district is part of the Burgundy region and is known for its Chardonnay…

      3 readers - By It's A Winederful Life

      Three lovely wines: Rousseau, Dujac and Cotat

      …, rounded fruit that’s quite exotic, showing a hint of apricot. Delightful, and quite remarkable. 95/100 Rousseau Chambertin Grand Cru 1998 Burgundy, France Spicy, lively and quite mineral with some hints of smoke and just a trace of animal wildness. Lively red fruit, with focused cherry and plums, as well as notes of mint and medicine…

      3 readers - By jamie goode's wine blog

      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