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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

  • 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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  • Domaine Dujac – a Double Double Bill (1)
    Domaine Dujac – a Double Double Bill (1)
    No, that is not a misprint in the title! This report covers a dual vertical of Clos de la Roche and Clos St Denis held and some double dipping of great Dujac bottles over dinner at La Tour d’Argent in Paris on two separate occasions, in January and July 2018....
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  • Domaine Dujac – a Double Double Bill (2)
    Domaine Dujac – a Double Double Bill (2)
    Part 2: Dujac at La Tour d’Argent If we approached the vertical double bill in a spirit of analysis, drinking a series of old bottles from the domaine from La Tour d’Argent’s incredible cellar in January 2018, with Jeremy Seysses as an invited guest, was a sublime pleasure. Much the...
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  • The Wizards of Meursault 1: Coche-Dury
    The Wizards of Meursault 1: Coche-Dury
    An evening at Sushi Shin restaurant, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong (highly recommended by the way) dedicated to the wines of Jean-François Coche-Dury across various appellations and vintages. While sadly both bottles of Corton-Charlemagne 1989 were a little flawed by their corks, there were a number of quite magnificent wines at...
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  • The wizards of Meursault 2: Domaine Arnaud Ente
    The wizards of Meursault 2: Domaine Arnaud Ente
    Jean-François Coche-Dury, Dominique Lafon, Jean-Marc Roulot – perhaps the three great names in Meursault over the last thirty years, though there are plenty more who could give them a run for their money. I am not at all unhappy with my purchases from François Jobard during this period! In the...
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  • Ten year on tasting: 2007 vintage
    Ten year on tasting: 2007 vintage
    Every year growers gather at my neighbour’s in Burgundy in June and bring with them bottles or magnums (M) of the 10 year old and, in a few cases, the 20 year old, vintage. So this year we had sixteen 1997s and around 100 2007s to taste. 2007 Red Wines...
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  • Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos St Jacques
    Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos St Jacques
    A group of Burgundy enthusiasts convened at 67 Pall Mall in February 2016 to taste a wide range of wines from the wonderful Clos St Jacques vineyard. This was not an attempt to construct a formal assessment to contrast the merits of the five current owners of the Clos. Instead...
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