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The core activity of our Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy website is the provision of Tasting Reports. Each one of these provides an interesting narrative in its own right, while also populating the database which is growing all the time, and from which at any time you can check up on the current rating of any wine of interest. The Tasting Reports themselves come in various guises and this is fully explained below in “An introduction to Tasting Reports”.


JMIB Tasting Notes

All wines are given both a point score and a star rating: A full explanation can be found by clicking on “An Introduction to Tasting Notes” below.

  • 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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  • An Introduction to Tasting Reports
    An Introduction to Tasting Reports

    Find out more about how reports are separated into En primeur barrel tastings, the Burgfest tastings, 10 year on & 20 year on tastings, producer verticals and vineyard focus.

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Recent Reports

  • Red Burgfest: The 2016 Vintage
    Red Burgfest: The 2016 Vintage
    The usual team of tasters – 10 of us – met at the Hameau de Barboron in September 2019 to spend four days tasting blind the leading 1ers and grands crus of the 2016 vintage, separated into small flights (maximum 8 wines) by terroir. For all that we did not...
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  • 1993 Revisited
    1993 Revisited
    The following 1993 Burgundies were drunk over an excellent dinner at London’s Chez Bruce restaurant. The wines were not served blind. The purpose was to review this vintage which passed a little bit under the radar at the outset (world wide recession and a gulf war may not have helped)...
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  • A Tour Around the Hill of Corton
    A Tour Around the Hill of Corton
    In July 2019 I spent the best part of the week in and around the Hill of Corton, visiting many of the key players. Separate reports have been posted with mini verticals of the Corton from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (2009 to 2017 vintages) and the Corton Clos des Cortons...
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  • Domaine de la Romanée-Conti: Corton Vertical 2009-2017
    Domaine de la Romanée-Conti: Corton Vertical 2009-2017
    It was not so much that Aubert de Villaine was looking out for some Corton vineyards, but he had been looking for a challenge outside Vosne-Romanée when this opportunity arose in 2009. After the Prince and Princesse de Mérode had died with nobody from the younger generation in a position...
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  • Domaine Faiveley: Corton Clos des Cortons-Faiveley Vertical
    Domaine Faiveley: Corton Clos des Cortons-Faiveley Vertical
    The story behind the naming of Clos des Cortons Faiveley is a good one. Faiveley bought what was specified in the paperwork as Clos des Cortons in 1874 from Geisweiller. Subsequently, at the time of defining appellations, the authorities did not want this name to be used as it might...
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  • A Pinot Lunch at Berry Bros & Rudd
    A Pinot Lunch at Berry Bros & Rudd
    I returned to No 3 St James’s Street in May to host a lunch showing some of my favourite pinots from around the world. The first flight came from North America, with a certain amount of self-indulgence on my part in showing two wines from Au Bon Climat, but I...
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  • Domaine Direct
    Domaine Direct
    One of London’s leading Burgundy importers is chary of the annual En Primeur frenzy. Instead, once the wines have been bottled, they put on a ‘Non Primeur’ tasting the following year. It is always useful to see a range of wines from the same vintage away from the producer’s own...
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  • Dinner at Berry Bros & Rudd: taking a look at some 2005s
    Dinner at Berry Bros & Rudd: taking a look at some 2005s
    As you may know, I think of 2005 as probably the best red Burgundy vintage of my working lifetime. I am also more of a believer than most in the white wines of the vintage, though they have been suffering from what is at least a superficial premature oxidation. However,...
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  • Le Montrachet comes to Nashville
    Le Montrachet comes to Nashville
    I have delved into the archives to rediscover this report on a truly exceptional tasting held in Nashville Tennessee in February 2005: 70 different wines from the Le Montrachet vineyard, covering the years 1966 to 2000. The wines were sourced predominantly from four great domaines, along with some older vintages...
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