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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.

  • An Introduction to Tasting Notes
    An Introduction to Tasting Notes

    Find out more about the combination scales used alongside each other to help distinguish a truly successful wine.

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  • Tasting Reports
    Tasting Reports

    Many of the Tasting Notes in our database originated in reports on a vintage, vineyard or producer. These can be accessed in full via the drop down menu.

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Recent Reports

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    During 2019 I plan to taste much more widely in the Mâconnais than has been possible in 2018. Even so I have managed to taste a number of Mâconnais wine over the last few months. This report brings together various tastings during 2018 along with those tasted in London in...
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    Richebourg Retrospective: Domaines Anne, François & Jean Gros
    The Gros family. Alphonse Gros, born in the Hautes-Côtes village of Chaux in 1804, moved to Vosne- Romanée in 1830. His son was already offering domaine-bottled wines in the middle of the 19th century, while the next two generations, Jules and Louis, continued to expand the business. Louis had four...
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  • 2017: The Vintage Report (Introduction)
    2017: The Vintage Report (Introduction)
    2017 Overview. What to expect from the white and red wines this year, and the market-place. The 2017 Growing Season. How the weather conditions in 2017 have led to what we can taste in the wines today. Index of Producers. Alphabetical, with a mention of under which appellation you may...
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  • 2017: The Vintage Report (Côte de Nuits)
    2017: The Vintage Report (Côte de Nuits)
    This report on the 2017 vintage as produced by the vignerons of the Côte de Nuits covers 65 producers and 800 different wines, a really thorough overview of the vintage in the Côte de Nuits. The producers are presented village by village. For detailed information on the growing season and...
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  • 2017: The Vintage Report (Côte de Beaune)
    2017: The Vintage Report (Côte de Beaune)
    This report on the 2017 vintage as produced by the vignerons of the Côte de Beaune covers over 70 producers and nearly 1200 different wines, a really thorough overview of the vintage in the Côte de Beaune. The producers are presented village by village. For detailed information on the growing...
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  • 2017: The Vintage Report (Chablis)
    2017: The Vintage Report (Chablis)
    Chablis in 2017 Whereas the Côte d’Or more or less escaped the frost in 2017, more northerly Chablis suffered colder temperatures in April and noticeably more damage. The worst hit sectors were the northern part of Chablis, around Lignorelles and Maligny, and then the top vineyards, premier and grand cru,...
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  • Red Burgfest 2015
    Red Burgfest 2015
    Talking Points   Burgfest Tasting Protocol We tasted, blind, 260 red wines from the 2015 vintage in September 2018 at the Hameau de Barboron. The wines were presented in small flights of up to 8 wines, grouped by village or indeed vineyard. The bottles are decanted into neutral carafes prior...
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  • White Burgfest 2015
    White Burgfest 2015
    Talking Points   Burgfest Tasting Protocol We tasted, blind, 234 white wines from the 2015 vintage in May 2018 at the Hameau de Barboron. The wines were presented in small flights of up to 8 wines, grouped by village or indeed vineyard. The bottles are decanted into neutral carafes prior...
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  • 2008: Ten Years On
    2008: Ten Years On
    I was a little less enthusiastic at the outset about this vintage though it found a number of supporters. The colours were typically quite pronounced from the word go and though there was often intense fruit at the front and powerful acidity behind, there was too often a hole in...
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