Burgundy 2010 whites

The Good, Bad and Ugly: Burgundy 2010, 2003 & 2004

featured, France: Burgundy

Neal Martin, Jun 2020

Three snapshot tastings of mature Burgundy vintages, 2003 and 2004 reds and 2010 whites, served as a reminder that whilst some vintages repay cellaring, others can remain “ugly ducklings”.

Cellar favorite robert ampeau santenots 2001 cover

Cellar Favorite: 2001 Robert Ampeau et Fils Volnay Santenots 1er Cru

cellar favorite, Cellar Favorites, France: Burgundy

Eric Guido, May 2020

As we look through the top Premier and Grand Crus of red Burgundy, the one appellation that I feel delivers a top-level experience at prices that remain reasonable is Volnay. When you couple this with the late-releasing house of Robert Ampeau, and their Premier Cru Santenots, we are really treated to something special.

Burgundyoddsandends cover

Burgundy New Releases: A Bit of Everything…

featured, France: Burgundy

Vinous, May 2020

Our latest Burgundy update covers a smattering of wines Neal Martin and Antonio Galloni have tasted in recent months, everything from entry-level offerings all the way up to Grand Crus. For more on Burgundy, readers might want to revisit Neal’s 2018 Burgundy: Confounded Expectations and Antonio’s Postcard from Chablis: The 2018s & 2017s.

Vr beaumonts   roumier

Cellar Favorite: 1985 Domaine Christophe Roumier Vosne-Romanée Les Beaumonts 1er Cru

cellar favorite, Cellar Favorites, France: Burgundy

Neal Martin, May 2020

Our Cellar Favorite column is meant to bring readers’ attention towards either mature bottles currently drinking well or recent vintages worthy of laying down. This entry fits neither of those criteria.

Dujac clos saint denis lineup

Domaine Dujac Clos Saint-Denis 1970-2004

featured, France: Burgundy, Verticals & Retrospectives

Neal Martin, Mar 2020

Domaine Dujac’s Clos Saint-Denis has long been one of my favorite Burgundies, so when I had the chance to participate in a unique vertical of over 20 vintages back to the domaine’s earliest days, well, how could I refuse?

La tache 1937 moingeon

Cellar Favorite: 1937 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche Grand Cru

cellar favorite, Cellar Favorites, France: Burgundy

Neal Martin, Mar 2020

Last November I met with a couple of friends and Burgundy mavens with the sole intention of tasting one of the last bottles from the Moingeon family cellar. The rather shabby-looking bottle was bereft of a label and covered in a thin film of dust, and there was no branding on the cork.

Cf march162020

Cellar Favorite: 1933 Domaine René Engel Grands-Echézeaux Grand Cru

cellar favorite, Cellar Favorites, France: Burgundy

Neal Martin, Mar 2020

Sometimes you encounter a bottle so old and rare that your immediate reaction is one of knowing that you will never taste it again. This bottle came from a renowned private cellar and was poured blind by a generous friend at Bistro de l’Hôtel.

Drc 2017 bottle line up

Complex, Not Complicated: 2017 DRC in Bottle

featured, France: Burgundy

Neal Martin, Feb 2020

Tasting the newly released wines from Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is never an ordinary day. The 2017s were in the spotlight this year. Here’s how the day unfolded hour by hour…

Jean marie guffens posterize

Refusing to Follow the Script: Jean-Marie Guffens

featured, France: Burgundy, Verticals & Retrospectives

Neal Martin, Feb 2020

The outspoken Jean-Marie Guffens has spent almost four decades making superb Mâconnais wines. This retrospective would always be entertaining. But what do Blade Runner and Pink Floyd have to do with it?

Monkfish cover

Vinous Table: L'Expression, Beaune, France

Vinous Table, France: Burgundy

Antonio Galloni, Feb 2020

L'Expression is a welcome addition to the dining scene in Beaune. A seasonal menu and fabulous wine list make a lunch or dinner at L'Expression a must.