En Primeur Barrel Tastings

These are conducted at the domaines between September and December in the year following the vintage. The wines may still be in barrel, or tank, or recently bottled and will not be tasted blind. A range of scores will be given if the wine has not yet been assembled for bottling, or a single score if the wine has been bottled. The complete report with notes on the growing seasons and comments on how each appellation has performed will be released on 31st December. Further tasting notes may be added during the following six months.

 

The Burgfest Tastings

The Burgfest Tastings of the principal 1ers and Grands Crus take place three years after the vintage, with the whites tasted in May and the reds in September. The wines are sourced from the producers and tasted blind against their immediate peers. The wines are decanted into neutral carafes and served blind in short flights of single or neighbouring vineyards.

 

The 10 Year On & 20 Year on Tastings

10 Year On and 20 Year On Tastings are held (together) in June of the appropriate year. The wines are sourced from the producers and are not served blind, so examples of the same wines in the market place may not have the same provenance.

 

Producer Verticals

Producer Verticals may be instigated by the producers themselves or be the result of tastings and dinners assembled by reliable collectors or our own efforts. The background to the tasting will be explained in each case in the introductory remarks. These wines are not usually tasted blind.

 

Vineyard Focus

Vineyard Focus tastings will cover a specific vineyard and multiple producers, either in a vertical or a horizontal format, teasing out the character of the vineyard in question while establishing who are the key performers.

Recent Reports

  • An Undervalued Masterpiece: Meursault Genevrières 1er Cru, Domaine des Comtes Lafon
    An Undervalued Masterpiece: Meursault Genevrières 1er Cru, Domaine des Comtes Lafon
    A recent masterclass in Hong Kong, based around the Domaine des Comtes Lafon Meursault Genevrières yielded several fascinating insights, partially to do with the progress...
    Read More
  • Mâconnais & Beaujolais: 2017 wines re-tasted
    Mâconnais & Beaujolais: 2017 wines re-tasted
    During my various visits to southern Burgundy and the Beaujolais during 2019 to taste the 2018 vintage, a number of producers also showed some or...
    Read More
  • Chablis: 2017 wines re-tasted
    Chablis: 2017 wines re-tasted
    During my various visits to Chablis during 2019, to taste the 2018 vintage, a number of producers also showed some or all of their range...
    Read More
  • Côte de Beaune: 2017 wines re-tasted
    Côte de Beaune: 2017 wines re-tasted
    During my various visits to taste the 2018 vintage, a number of producers also showed some or all of their range of 2017s, along with...
    Read More
  • Côte de Nuits: 2017 wines re-tasted
    Côte de Nuits: 2017 wines re-tasted
    During my various visits to taste the 2018 vintage, a number of producers also showed some or all of their range of 2017s, along with...
    Read More
  • The Richebourg Rumble
    The Richebourg Rumble
    The intrepid group of Hong Kong wine-lovers tried out a new restaurant in Causeway Bay, Hong Kong Castellana, which delighted us with the quality of...
    Read More
  • Notting Hill Clos de la Roche
    Notting Hill Clos de la Roche
    A small group of convivial wine-lovers met in Notting Hill in September 2019 to enjoy a few bottles of Clos de la Roche. The point...
    Read More
  • 2018: The Vintage Report: Mâconnais & Beaujolais
    2018: The Vintage Report: Mâconnais & Beaujolais
    Mâconnais 2018 Conditions in the Mâconnais were not significantly different from the Côte d’Or, if anything less extreme. The sun shone and yields were high....
    Read More
  • 2018: The Vintage Report (Côte de Beaune)
    2018: The Vintage Report (Côte de Beaune)
    This report on the 2018 vintage as produced by the vignerons of the Côte de Beaune covers 85 producers and more than 1,100 different wines,...
    Read More

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.

Close
Register with Inside Burgundy

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

Click here to register