First impressions of Bourgogne 2017

Early impressions: a bit too low acidity for some whites, better overall from reds By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 19 November 2017 Based on a tasting of wines – to be sold today at auction at the famous Hospices de Beaune – the 2017 vintage seems to reflect a vintage where whites were more challenging […]

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“Fine flowering” cause for hope in Bourgogne

News from the BIVB – 20 June 2017 No two years are the same in the Bourgogne winegrowing region. After fast flowering, which was over by mid-June, even in those areas that tend to tardiness, any fears about springtime frosts were soon a “distant memory” according to a press release from the Bourgogne Wine Council […]

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2015 Gevrey-Chambertins

Solar vintage sumptuousness – and “sumptuous” pricing By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  20 November 2016 2015 Burgundy is going to be a big winner for lovers of rich and riper styles. While not exactly like 2009, the wines I tasted at this event often seemed to approach that vintage’s characteristics – and for many readers there […]

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Burgundy 2016

Hospices de Beaune preview and harvest news By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 25 October 2016 In late September this year, I had the good fortune to visit the Hospices de Beaune to preview next month’s famous wine charity auction that has been held there annually since 1859, taking place on the third Sunday in November amid […]

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Clos Vougeot vertical 2005-1985

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  23 March 2016 What better place to taste Clos Vougeot than at Clos Vougeot? Part of the fantastic week here at the Grand Jours de Bourgogne included a media invite for a vertical of this famous appellation, from a variety of estates stretching from 2005 to 1985. A few months […]

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