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Stunning 2010 Burgundies: Frederick Wildman Tasting

There’s been a lot of buzz about Burgundy’s 2010 vintage as a very special year for both whites and reds, following on the already much ballyhooed 2009 vintage. This annual trade tasting through Frederick Wildman’s Burgundy producers was my first opportunity to sample a range of 2010s. I was very impressed. Continue reading

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All-Chablis Lunch: Raveneau, Fèvre and Brocard

I love minerally white wines. They are refreshing and delicious on their own, and the perfect accompaniment to a summer meal. The king of minerally white wines is Chablis, at least top premier cru and grand cru Chablises. I was therefore very excited about our monthly Euro lunch this month, with the theme of Chablis from some of Chablis’s great producers. And the king of kings when it comes to minerally white wines is the top grand cru of Chablis, Les Clos. Five of the 13 Chablises we sampled at this lunch were from the Les Clos Grand Cru. Continue reading

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2009 Burgundy from Frederick Wildman: Faiveley, Jacques Prieur, Christian Moreau, Olivier Leflaive

I have been really enjoying Domaine Faiveley’s richer, earlier accessible wines under Erwan Faiveley’s regime, starting with the ’06 vintage, and really showing in ’07, with renovations to the cellars and changes in vinification under General Manager Bernard Hervet. For more background on the changes at Faiveley, see my 2009 report here: http://www.rjonwine.com/burgundy/domaine-faiveley/ Still, I wasn’t prepared for what knockouts some of these ’09 Faiveley Premier and Grand Crus proved to be. The ’09 Corton-Clos des Cortons Faiveley and Chambertin-Clos de Bèze, which I got to sample both at this tasting and the night before with Web, are two of the greatest red Burgundies I’ve ever tasted. Awesome job, from what appears to be a terrific vintage for red Burgundy! Continue reading

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