Cote Chalonnaise

Simonnet-Febvre Irancy 2013, Burgundy, France (£14 Marks and Spencer) Hmm, almonds & strawberry jam, red wine isn’t supposed to smell like Battenberg. Possibly an oxidised bottle? Certainly not good on this showing. 0 La Tour de Brully Mercurey ‘Champ-Pillot’ 2013, Burgundy, France (£14.95 From Vineyards Direct) Much more like it, […]

Two Red Burgundies

Harvey Nichols Pinot Noir 2010 (Framingham), Marlborough, New Zealand (£18.00 Harvey Nichols) Reasonable plummy strawberry flavours with a touch of spice, but there’s also a stewed edge that speaks of slightly heavy-handed winemaking and just-too-ripe fruit. B(-) Louis Latour Mercurey Rouge 2009, Burgundy, France (£16.99, The Wine Cellar, T […]

Wine Tasting Video: Pinot Noir from Marlborough, Burgundy & Sonoma ...

Paul Mas Chardonnay 2010, Pays d’Oc, France (£8.49 Majestic) Clean, ripe but restrained style with apple and citrus notes and weightier peachy pineapple flavours enhanced by hazelnut and cashew nuttiness and a touch of vanilla. B Louis Jadot Marsannay Blanc 2008, Burgundy, France (£16.75 Rhythm & Booze, Slurp, Islington Wines, […]

Wine Tasting Video: Chardonnays from Burgundy, the Languedoc & Chile

The aim of the Discover the Origin campaign is to highlight the impact which the origin of a product has on its flavour. The wine side of the campaign includes Douro Table Wines, Burgundy and Port, and over the last few weeks, I’ve presented a number of masterclasses featuring all […]

Wine Tasting Video: Discover the Origin – Burgundy

Endeavouring to clear a backlog of video material that has accumulated since going to Australia in December. Here are two films featuring eight red Burgundies I tasted late in 2010…. PART 1 Henri Prudhon St Aubin 1er Cru Les Frionnes 2006 (£18.50 Adnams, Yorkshire Vintners) There’s a toffee-like note to […]

Wine Tasting Videos: eight red Burgundies

Blason de Bourgogne St Véran 2008 (£9.99 Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose) Quite lively aromas, with peach and citrus coming through strongly, but the wine is actually quite restrained. Simple but fresh and honest, nice drink and good value. B(+) Domaine Eugénie Carrion Chablis 2008 (£10.95 Starts of rather dumb, but […]

Four white Burgundies