Domaine G. Roumier Clos de la Bussière Morey-Saint-Denis 2007

This is a refined Morey-Saint-Denis Clos de la Bussi√®re from Domaine Roumier and the 2007 vintage. Its aromas remind of redcurrant, iron filings, blackcurrant and are pure in expression. The palate has great length and, in terms of structure, expresses gentle acidity, a graceful balance and modest fruit intensity befitting the lighter 2007 vintage, Overall,Continue reading “Domaine G. Roumier Clos de la Bussi√®re Morey-Saint-Denis 2007”

An outstanding Burgundy tasting of pre-2003s

I attended this amazing tasting back in April. ¬†It was almost a case study in outstanding premier cru¬†and grand cru¬†red Burgundy with 15 or more years of age on the wines. ¬†Only two wines missed the mark – one due to cork taint, the other presenting as simplistic (for a grand cru) due to suspectedContinue reading “An outstanding Burgundy tasting of pre-2003s”

A Burgundian premier cru excursion through the 2012 and 2013 vintages

Here are some notes from a tasting in February looking at some premier crus from the 2012 and 2013 vintages in Burgundy, all tasted blind. ¬†While something of a random walk, my take away observations were that the 2012 vintage had more depth, complexity and fruit, with the 2013s presenting as the more austere ofContinue reading “A Burgundian premier cru excursion through the 2012 and 2013 vintages”


The next instalment of my wine trip is Beaune proper, which preceded a trip down the A6 to Buxy in the C√īte Chalonnaise. ¬†Beaune is a town where it appears difficult to eat and drink poorly. ¬†Starting with food, for lunch, I can recommend Le Comptoir des Tontons. ¬†The owners are colourful, and the foodContinue reading “Beaune”