Cote de Nuits


The Society’s Exhibition Saint-Aubin (Henri Prudhon) 2009, Burgundy, France (£9.95 The Wine Society – they’ve now moved on to 2010) Light, delicate aromas, the gently perfumed cherry and raspberry fruit is very nice, but there’s also a slightly earthy/stalky edge that doesn’t dissipate with time. B- Louis Latour Gevrey-Chambertin 2007, […]

Wine Tasting Video: Pinot Noir from Burgundy & 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


Tasted 10 Pinots one afternoon, and split them over two videos. This should have been the second installment, but it’s ended up being the first. The first (with some Aussie and NZ Pinots) is here. Laroche Viña Punto Alto El Chaparro Pinot Noir 2009, Casablanca, Chile (£16.99 Liberty Wines) Classic […]

Wine Tasting Video: Pinot Noir from Chile and France



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


Maison Roche de Bellène Bourgogne Rouge Vieilles Vignes Cuvée Réserve 2008 (£11.50 The Wine Society) An earthy youngster, no shortage of red berry and cherry flavour, nor of tangy minerality, but maybe just a little too structured and chewy for real class. B+ Tanners Red Burgundy 2008 (Roche de Bellène) […]

Wine Tasting Video – Five ‘basic’ Red Burgundies


Cono Sur Pinot Noir 2009, Central Valley (£6.99 Oddbins, Majestic, Asda, Booths, Budgens, Londis, Morrisons, Sainsburys, Somerfield, Tesco, Waitrose) Refreshing, young, almost chillable Pinot, with plush plum, raspberry and cherry flavours and a soft, earthy finish. B(-) Cono Sur Pinot Noir Reserva 2008, Casablanca (£7.99 The Co-op, Tesco) Lighter but […]

Four Chilean Pinot Noirs plus a Burgundian interloper