Enjoying Burgundy in Iceland August 29th, 2019


I have just returned from a week on the north coast of Iceland where they have magical scenery, magnificent horses and some great natural geothermal hot tubs. But no vineyards, and I did not expect to find much Burgundy in this rural idyll, so I brought a few things with us: nothing grand but a magnum of Pierre Guillemot’s 2017 Savigny-les-Beaune Vieilles Vignes and a bottle of Domaine des Comtes Lafon’s 2007 Monthelie Les Duresses certainly hit the spot. By the way, since returning, I have discovered that quite a few leading domaines do indeed export to Iceland.

In the meantime I have been tidying up some tasting reports resulting from a week’s symposium centred on the Hill of Corton. Wee went to many of the key domaines and enjoyed some exciting mini-verticals – including one of almost every vintage produced to date of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’s Corton. This, a mini-vertical of Faiveley’s Clos des Cortons Faiveley, and a general report of some other highlights of the week have now been uploaded to the site.

In the next few days I shall be visiting a few vineyards and vignerons to see how everything is shaping up for the 2019 vintage. The annual excitement is almost with us once again!

Leave a Comment

Log in to leave a comment

You need to logged in to interact with inside Burgundy. If you already have an account please use the button below to log in.

Not Registered?

You need to be a member to interact with inside Burgundy. Registration is free and simple to do. Click the button below to register today!

Click here to Register

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Register with JMIB to learn more about Burgundy and its wine...

  • Receive details by email of the latest news to come from inside and outside Burgundy
  • Interact with other JMIB members by commenting on articles
  • Feel something is missing? You will be able to give feedback on the JMIB website
  • Manage your account so you are always kept up to date from JMIB
  • Registration is FREE and you can cancel your JMIB account whenever you wish.
  • Your Details

  • Minimum length of 8 characters.

Register with Inside Burgundy

Register with Inside Burgundy and select a membership plan that works for you

Click here to register