And if 2019 was the Dream? The Year?

And if 2019 was the Dream? The Year?

By Mounir Saouma I am the person who refuses to comment vintages before end of malolactic, which is 18 months after harvest, but we are living something exceptional this Year here between Burgundy and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and i would like to share with you. We had lot of rain early in the season, impossible to spray or work the soil, Than we had 5 months of no rain, very very dry. But vineyard did not stop living and working, new baby leaves, almost no any sign of water stress, this was the first Surprise,…Read more
Burgundy 2016 by La Maison Joseph Drouhin

Burgundy 2016 by La Maison Joseph Drouhin

A happy ending! The 2016 growing year had been particularly testing, but the last months before the harvest made the vintage. The winter of 2015/2016 was rather mild and humid and budburst occurred in the first days of April; the first green tips were seen on the 11th of April in the majority of the vineyards. This precocity was quite similar to the 2015 vintage. On the 13th of April, a large hailstorm hit the Mâconnais and Beaujolais areas, about 1,500 hectares in the sector of St-Véran, Pouilly-Fuissé, Moulin-à-Vent, St-Amour and Fleurie. On…Read more
The best bottles of 2014

The best bottles of 2014

Some of the most exciting bottles enjoyed in 2014. Red Clos Mogador 1989 Clos Martinet 1989 Clos Dofí 1989 Clos Erasmus 1989 Chave L'Hermitage 2009 Château Rayas Châteauneuf-du-Pape 1998 Armand Rousseau Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Clos St. Jacques 2008 Flor de Pingus 1995L’Ermita 1993 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 1978 Jaboulet Hermitage La Chapelle 1990 Marqués de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Reserva 1954 Château Grand Puy Lacoste 1982 Château Lagrange 1982 Château Mouton Rothschild 1982 Château Latour 2000 Domaine Trapet Chambertin Grand Cru 2010 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti La Tâche 2003 (Magnum) Viña Real Reserva 1964…Read more