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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Gevrey Chambertin and the 2014 vintage

With improved dollar-to-euro and pound-to-euro exchange rates, savvy buyers should check out 2014 Burgundy By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com 30 November 2015 Gevrey Chambertin is one of the most famous wine appellations in the world, full of famous grands crus. The appellation dates from September 1936, but its glory predates the 1930s. Vineyards can be dated […]

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Grand cru in all but name? Clos Saint Jacques

30 August 2015 By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com I’ve never had a disappointing Clos Saint Jacques. Then again, I have not tried that many. Why? The 6.7 hectares of vineyards in this highly touted Burgundian appellation are expensive – and with historical significance. Named for a stopping point on the pilgrim’s route to Santiago de Compostela (in French, […]

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Is it mainly silky versus earthy?

Comparing Morey-Saint-Denis with Chambolle Musigny can be treacherous By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles.com  To accompany an order of Kobe beef, a customer at the Chanticleer Restaurant on Nantucket Island took my advice back in 2008 and ordered a Domaine Pierre Amiot et Fils Morey-Saint-Denis Aux Charmes Premier Cru 2003, which I had recommended as full-bodied. He […]

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