Domaine de Bellene Bourgogne Maison Dieu 2018 Wine Review

This wine review is of a very good Bourgogne rouge from Domaine de Bellene and the ripe 2018 vintage. It provides a typical expression of Burgundian pinot noir that is higher quality than might be expected due to the vintage and also can be found at a fair price. There are attractive, savoury, aromatic andContinue reading “Domaine de Bellene Bourgogne Maison Dieu 2018 Wine Review”

SC Guillard Bourgogne Rouge 2018

This is more or less what I am searching for, but irregularly find, in a Bourgogne rouge.  It opens to brooding aromas of blackcurrant, with a cedar backdrop.  The palate is medium bodied with game notes, medium tannins and lingering length on the finish.  This rather delicious Burgundy overachieves for its quality classification and isContinue reading “SC Guillard Bourgogne Rouge 2018”

Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015

This is Joseph Faiveley’s Bourgogne level wine from the highly regarded 2015 vintage.  Expectations were perhaps unfairly high, and were only partly met.  Initially it presents as a relatively simple wine that is pleasant enough, but without any great character.  With (considerable) time in the glass, the wine took on some weight and complexity, withContinue reading “Joseph Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2015”

Pascal Marchand-Tawse Bourgogne Rouge 2015

This is a very moreish Bourgogne from Pascal Marchand. From the highly regarded 2015 vintage, it is a good example of a Bourgogne rouge, if expensive. In the glass, it is faintly meaty, with raspberry notes. The palate is fleshy, medium bodied and with enough flavour and acidity to both resolutely signal Burgundy and interest.Continue reading “Pascal Marchand-Tawse Bourgogne Rouge 2015”

Domaine Lupé-Cholet Comtesse de Lupé Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014

This is a very typical white Bourgogne from Domaine Lupé-Cholet.  The grapes are from the Côte de Beaune and the wine is vinified in stainless steel, and mostly matured in the same medium.  The wine opens to aromas of melon, earth, lees and yoghurt.  The palate is mid weight, with a savoury balance and acidityContinue reading “Domaine Lupé-Cholet Comtesse de Lupé Bourgogne Chardonnay 2014”

A few Burgundy new releases from Domaine Lupé-Cholet

Here are three good pinot noirs from Domaine Lupé-Cholet.  The wines are from the appellations of Mercurey, Bourgogne and Aloxe-Corton Premier Cru Les Fournières respectively, and all are from the 2014 vintage. Domaine Lupé-Cholet Mercurey 2014Mercurey is one of the best known villages in the Côtes Chalonnaise and is 100% pinot noir, unlike further southContinue reading “A few Burgundy new releases from Domaine Lupé-Cholet”