Domaine de Bellene L’eclos Des Abeille 2018 Wine Review

This wine review is of a chardonnay from the 2018 vintage of Domaine de Bellene and the C么teaux Bourguignons in Burgundy. The C么teaux Bourguignons is a regional appellation which permits the grapes to be sourced from anywhere in Burgundy, including Beaujolais. The informative Bourgogne Wines reference website provides further information about the appellation here. TheContinue reading “Domaine de Bellene L’eclos Des Abeille 2018 Wine Review”

Domaine de Bellene C么te de Nuits Villages 2018

Domaine de Bellene鈥檚 C么te de Nuits Villages from the 2018 vintage is a lovely wine. It opens to attractive and fragrant aromas of spice and blackcurrant, with an end note of smoke and cedar. It can only be Burgundy. The palate is medium bodied and more workmanlike with characters akin to red currants. This attractiveContinue reading “Domaine de Bellene C么te de Nuits Villages 2018”

Domaine Faiveley 脡chezeaux Grand Cru 2012

The 2012 Burgundy vintage continues to provide very enjoyable wines that have sufficient fruit and charm to be approached now. From Domaine Faiveley, the 2012 脡chezeaux grand cru has ethereal aromatics of cherry, blackcurrant and undergrowth befitting of this esteemed appellation. The palate is also delicious, with firm tannins and good length suggesting a longContinue reading “Domaine Faiveley 脡chezeaux Grand Cru 2012”

Les H茅ritiers Saint-Genys Mercurey Premier Cru Clos Marcilly 2015

This is a very good premier cru chardonnay from Mercurey in the C么te Chalonnaise. In its drinking prime, it has aromas of smoke and minerals. The palate is medium to full bodied, its acidity medium-high and its impression tight, linear and mineral. There is some good complexity here and this wine rewards current drinking. Rating:Continue reading “Les H茅ritiers Saint-Genys Mercurey Premier Cru Clos Marcilly 2015”

Benjamin Laroche l’Atelier Chorey-L猫s-Beaune 2017

This is a restrained and elegant expression of village level Chorey L猫s Beaune from Benjamin Laroche.聽 In the glass, it has a coiled aroma of minerals and cherries.聽 The palate has medium tannins, notes of refined cedar and an elegant finish.聽 Enjoyable now, or over the next 5 to 6 years.聽 Rating: Good. Abv: 13.0.聽Continue reading “Benjamin Laroche l’Atelier Chorey-L猫s-Beaune 2017”

Ponsot Chambolle-Musigny Les Charmes 2015

This wine from Domaine Ponsot is in a very difficult stage of its development. It presents in a raw fashion, with very fruit driven aromas of cherry and blackcurrant and resounding acidity and hardness on the palate. It is quite a difficult wine to appreciate at this point, and needs at least a further decadeContinue reading “Ponsot Chambolle-Musigny Les Charmes 2015”