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Albert Bichot opens virtual doors Hospices de Beaune auction

19/10/2009 Jozef Schildermans 0

Albert Bichot , négociant in Burgundy, will for the first time allow individual wine enthusiasts to bid at the famous Hospices de Beaune auction. The auction will take place on Sunday, November 15. Information about all available cuvées can be viewed online at the website Information is also available on Facebook and Twitter. Before the start of the auction, > Read more …

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Bonnes Mares 2006 Tasted Blind

01/07/2009 Herwig Janssen 0

Our wine-club organized a blind tasting of 12 Bonnes Mares (Grand Cru Rouge Bourgogne) from 2006 . I know this is early and probably to an extend infanticide, but hey, we had great fun and learned a lot. Bonnes Mares is a powerful wine but, it was hard to find a lot of common elements. Lots of alcohol, power,violets, length > Read more …

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White Burgundy 2002 Tasting

08/05/2009 Herwig Janssen 0

I am a fan of the 2002 white Burgundy vintage. These wines are classics, I thought, when I tasted them from barrel. But with all these premox (premature oxidation) worries, I needed an update. All the wines came from my cellar. I bought them on release. I was willing to bet anything that they would all be clean, pure, fresh > Read more …

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Older Burgundy’s In Folliez (Vinotopia)

17/02/2009 Michiel Carpentier 0

The reason for this meeting in restaurant Folliez in Mechelen was the visit of a (hopefully) future American Master of Wine. Reason enough to taste a nice series of older wines. We began with a few beautiful white Burgundy’s with in between them a couple of top California Chardonnays: Kongsgaard and Marcassin. Nice comparison, though the flight was dominated by the 2001 Coche-Dury Perrières. Even the …

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2006 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Rully Cailloux

17/12/2008 Max Rive 0

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Rully Cailloux 2006 – France, Burgundy, Côte Chalonnaise, Rully (12/12/2008) Just superb for a Rully. Understated nose and what refinement on the palate. Subtle oak, pure fruit, excellent balance and great finish. I tasted this from barrel and I was impressed. Now even more. (94 ptn.)

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Amovinum at JP’s: Sad Tuscans (Vinotopia)

23/08/2008 Michiel Carpentier 0

Amovinum tasted the following wines: [1] – 2006 Sauvignon Blanc – Dog Point Vineyard (Marlborough – ) [2] – 2007 Sauvignon Blanc – Mount Nelson (Marlborough – ) [3] – 2007 Sauvignon Blanc – Cloudy Bay (Marlborough – ) [4] – 2007 Ram’s Hill Sauvignon Blanc – Mount Nelson (Marlborough – ) [5] – 2002 Meursault Genevrières – François Jobard > Read more …

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Amovinum at Michiel’s: Wines from the South of France (Vinotopia)

04/08/2008 Michiel Carpentier 0

Amovinum tasted the following wines: [1] – 2003 Meursault Chevalières – Remi Jobard (Bourgogne – Meursault) [2] – 2003 Meursault Genevrières – Pierre-Yves Colin (Bourgogne – Meursault) [3] – 2003 Meursault Genevrières – François Jobard (Bourgogne – Meursault) [4] – 2006 Condrieu Les Terrasses de l’Empire – Georges Vernay (Rhône – Condrieu) [5] – 2006 Condrieu Les Chaillets – Yves > Read more …