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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2012: Bouchard kicks ass. Older vintages, too.

By Panos Kakaviatos for wine-chronicles 17 January 2015 Bouchard Père & Fils is the largest estate in Burgundy’s famous Côte d’Or. At least since 2003, I have been a regular taster of wines made by Bouchard and appreciate winemaking director Philippe Prost’s aim towards elegance and finesse as an overall style. Indeed, even in hot […]

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