Robert Arnoux Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes 2002 (demi)

Robert Arnoux  Vosne Romanée 1er Cru Les Chaumes 2002 (demi) There is no purple left here, the color is red and light to rim with less clarity and brilliance that is usual for this domaine, but bottlings here are neither fined nor filtered. Rose incense and lots of red fruits with black pepper in the…

Restaurant Le Montrachet in Puligny Montrachet

Restaurant Le Montrachet in Puligny Montrachet   Located on the Place des Marronniers in the center of the village of Puligny Montrachet, this restaurant is about to move into a new venue, but in the mean time, the chef is firing up lots of great recipes that the Duc and I reviewed recently:   The…

Learning about ‘Le Terroir’

Photos of the class given by the soil and terroir specialist Claude Bourgignon with the new school in Puligny Montrachet Ecole du vin et des Terroirs.     What is ‘Le Terroir’? Watch this space.  

Michel Magnien Morey St Denis Les Mont Luisants 2001 (demi)

Morey St Denis Les Mont Luisants is a 1er Cru and a Village level wine. This wine is a village level because it is upper altitude (the highest part of this already high altitude terroir). High altitude was not an advantage in 2001except for the super chalky soil which gives good drainage (2001 was a…