2016 Bordeaux EP

Hi All, You’ve probably noticed about 80 Chateaux have released their EP 2016’s in the past week, and things will continue to ramp up in anticipation of Neal Martin’s scores due to be published in the Wine Advocate this weekend.  It seems like a good time to share my thoughts on the vintage. In a Read more

2015 Burgundy

Hi All, I’ve tasted several hundred 2015 Burgundies over the past couple of weeks and they are very good.  The reds are probably a little better on balance and they are more consistent across appellations.  Is it a great vintage for the reds?  I would say very nearly.  Prices are higher again, probably as high Read more

Merry Christmas

  We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Prosperous and Healthy New Year.   Merry Christmas.  Joyeux Noel.  Buon Natale.  Feliz Navidad.  God Jul.  Fröhliche Weihnachten.  Vrolijk Kerstfeest.

Domaine des Varoilles, La Romanee

The name La Romanee means quality.  This is true whether in Vosne, Gevrey or Chassagne.  I have been very impressed with the wines of Domaine des Varoilles in recent years.  This little known producer has two excellent Monopoles – Clos des Varoilles & La Romanee, both neighbours of Clos St. Jacques in Gevrey.  I’m very Read more

2015 Peby Faugeres (99-100)

2015 Peby Faugeres, which received a score of (99-100) from James Suckling, note below, and its second wine 2015 Le Merle de Peby Faugeres were released today. “2015 Peby Faugeres – James Suckling 99-100  – The best Péby I have ever tasted. The purity of fruit and density is fantastic yet it remains bright and Read more

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