Monthly Archives: August 2013

White Burgundy and red Bordeaux from Roberson

London fine wine merchant Roberson Wine invited to a tasting of five white Burgundies and five red Bordeaux. Actually, it was their Swedish representative that invited, since they also sell a part of their range to Sweden using a Swedish website. In particular … Continue reading

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Sauternes 2010 – a top vintage tasted at the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux

Comme d’habitude, the month of May included this year’s visitor’s weekend in Bordeaux, Le Week-end des Grands Crus, hosted by the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux. This year, the 2010 vintage was showcased, together with a slightly older reference … Continue reading

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Château d’Yquem 1976-2007 and some other wines

Earlier this spring I held a tasting of Château d’Yquem. Since I had more interested participants than the number I had seats for, I had to say no to a few thirsty souls, and I also knew that the date … Continue reading

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2011s from Domaine Goisot – white wines from northwestern Burgundy

Domaine Goisot is located in the northwest of Burgundy, in the village of Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, and has several vineyards in what is known as Grand Auxerrois, which is the area surrounding Chablis. Goisot is an organic and biodynamic grower, and is actually certified … Continue reading

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Dönnhoff – German top producer in Nahe

Dönnhoff is a German winery in Oberhausen in the Nahe wine region. The man behind the winery is Helmut Dönnhoff, and his son Cornelius Dönnhoff has begun to take more responsibility in recent years. Their 25 ha (62 acres) of vineyards are spread out … Continue reading

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Visit to Château Clerc Milon in Pauillac

When I attended Le Weekend des Grands Crus, the well-packed annual visitors’ weekend for us mere mortals in Bordeaux, in May 2012, one of the châteaux I visited was Clerc Milon with its completely new winery. Yes, they year was indeed … Continue reading

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Champagne with Bisty & co

The last days of July I had a visit from Bisty with family, who had left Belgium do a grand tour of Sweden. Bisty is active on Cellartracker, and his tasting notes can be found here. He is definitely guilty of having … Continue reading

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Muscadet and other Loire wines from Sauvion, and some thoughts about Muscadet

Yes, it’s time for yet another set of “tasting notes lost and found”. In this case, of wines from Maison Sauvion in Loire. When I recently tasted a new vintage of one of their wines,  I realised that I never posted an English … Continue reading

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Mixed Champagnes bought cheaply on location

Mid-July I held a tasting in our wine tasting club AuZone under the theme “Champagne bought cheaply on location”, with bottles that I had bought directly from producers during visits in 2010 and 2011, and where I considered the price … Continue reading

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A visit to Champagne Drappier in Urville

The southernmost part of the Champagne region is called Côte des Bar and is located in the Aube department, close to the border of the Burgundy wine region. The vineyards of Côte des Bar are spread out around various villages … Continue reading

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