Domaine de l’Évêché Pinot Noir 2019

The search for good value Burgundy continues.  This time we are further south in the Côte Chalonnaise and the producer is the Domaine de l'Évêché; enough accents to test the keyboard.  In some senses, it is a similar wine to a recently reviewed Fixin wine (see review here).  The Côte Chalonnaise has mineral, stone and... Continue Reading →

Domaine Collotte Fixin 2016

For those seeking Burgundian style wines, permanently high prices means that it makes sense to look beyond the best known appellations. Warmer recent vintages and general improvements make the more northerly Pfalz and Baden regions very able substitutes for Burgundian style pinot noir in my view, but there are few such wines in Australia.  If... Continue Reading →

Jane Eyre Hospices de Beaune Volnay 2013

From Australian winemaker Jane Eyre, this Hospices de Beaune Volnay premier cru "Cuvée Blondeau" has proven a very good, consistent wine that expresses correctly its origin. The reason for its affordable (for Burgundy) price is not obvious, but it is not a pity for the wine lover. I have tasted a number of bottles of... Continue Reading →

Domaine Bruno Clair La Dominode 2018

From the warm 2018 vintage, this premier cru from Domaine Bruno Clair and Savigny-Les-Beaune La Dominode is surprisingly approachable now.  It has a classy and immediately attractive aroma of polished fruit and blackcurrants.  Its depth of aroma is at times reminiscent of Gevrey. At other times, its aroma is almost Oregon like in its expressiveness... Continue Reading →

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