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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

  • 2016: The Vintage Report (Côte d’Or)
    2016: The Vintage Report (Côte d’Or)
    My aim is to give a relatively comprehensive guide to the 2016 vintage in Burgundy. I have visited around 100 producers and completed notes on around 1350 wines. In future years I hope to add in further producers, a mix of classic names who I was not able to visit...
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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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  • 1998: Twenty Years On
    1998: Twenty Years On
    On the occasion of the annual 10 Year On tasting for the 2008 vintage, a number of generous and brave vignerons also supplied samples from 1998. This was a particularly difficult vintage for the white wines, many of which were frosted at Easter, suffered from oidium in the spring and...
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  • 2016: The Vintage Report (Chablis)
    2016: The Vintage Report (Chablis)
    Two visits to Chablis earlier this year were principally aimed at tasting the 2017s, which will appear in my end of year vintage report. Many producers were keen to show their 2016 vintage as well or instead, if the 2017s were not yet ready to taste. A few 2015s and...
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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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  • Clos de Tart: Sylvain Pitiot Retrospective
    Clos de Tart: Sylvain Pitiot Retrospective
    A retrospective tasting and dinner were held in November 2015 to mark the retirement of Sylvain Pitiot as régisseur after 19 vintages. Sylvain, son-in-law of the late Pierre Poupon, has had an interesting and varied career – vigneron for the Hospices de Beaune and especially as co-author of various books...
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  • Domaine G Roumier: Bonnes Mares
    Domaine G Roumier: Bonnes Mares
    When exactly did Roumier Bonnes Mares join the firmament of cult wines? It is not something that Christophe Roumier was ever aiming to achieve – he just wants to make the best wines he can from his vineyards, and of course he has the great good fortune to have a...
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  • Domaine Dugat-Py dinner
    Domaine Dugat-Py dinner
    One might characterise the Dugat-Py wines as being a quiet rather than a noisy cult. When referred to, it is often with high praise but the domaine is not on everybody’s lips. Many are not aware of the wines. A few are put off by a perceived over-concentration. The wines...
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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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