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2011 Burgundy Preview: Expressing DRC

The lineup of 2011s at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti is very expressive and easy drinking

Posted: February 7, 2013  By Bruce Sanderson

Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson is blogging from Burgundy as he previews the 2011 vintage. Some of the wines he is tasting have yet to be racked, while others have been assembled in barrel but not yet bottled; consequently, scores are given in ranges as these are unfinished wines that will continue to be refined before being bottled.

Today he tasted the 2011 lineup at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti with Aubert de Villaine. Here are his scores and tasting notes.

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

2011 Burgundy Preview: Nuit et Jour

Exploring Nuits-St.-Georges with Maison Bertrand Ambroise and Domaine Lécheneaut

Posted: February 6, 2013  By Bruce Sanderson

Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson is blogging from Burgundy as he previews the 2011 vintage. Some of the wines he is tasting have yet to be racked, while others have been assembled in barrel but not yet bottled; consequently, scores are given in ranges as these are unfinished wines that will continue to be refined before being bottled.

Today he explored Nuits-St.-Georges with Maison Bertrand Ambroise and Domaine Lécheneaut. Here are his scores and tasting notes.

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

2011 Burgundy Preview: Elegance and Purity at Méo-Camuzet

Jean-Nicolas Méo's 2011 Pinot Noirs, from Echézaux, Vosne-Romanée, Richebourg and more, exhibit a rare combination of low alcohol and ripeness

Posted: February 1, 2013  By Bruce Sanderson

Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson is blogging from Burgundy as he previews the 2011 vintage. Some of the wines he is tasting have yet to be racked, while others have been assembled in barrel but not yet bottled; consequently, scores are given in ranges as these are unfinished wines that will continue to be refined before being bottled.

The range of 2011s from Domaine Méo-Camuzet captures the purity and elegance of the vintage. They exhibit freshness, ripe fruit and tannins on slimmer, lighter-bodied frames due to lower alcohol levels. Here are my scores and notes.

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

Back to Burgundy: Previewing the 2011 Vintage

I'm back in France for my annual tour of Burgundy, with my first stop at the small but growing négociant firm of Mischief & Mayhem

Posted: January 30, 2013  By Bruce Sanderson

I'm back in Burgundy for my annual trip to visit growers and merchants, this time to taste the 2011 red and white Burgundies. Many of the wines I will taste are still in barrel, not yet racked or treated with SO2. This is a good time to assess the young wines of the region. Others may have been racked and assembled in tank, with sulfur added, in preparation for bottling. Some may have been bottled already. I will note the various stages of the process in as much detail as possible.

My first stop was at the growing négociant firm of Mischief & Mayhem. Here are my scores and tasting notes.

News & Features  :  Tasting Highlights

9 Italian Red Values

New reviews of go-to Piedmont reds under $25

Posted: January 11, 2013  By Bruce Sanderson

Blogs  :  Bruce Sanderson Decanted

Looking Without to Change Within

Pio Boffa sought advice from Bordeaux consultant Denis Dubourdieu to make changes at Barolo star Pio Cesare in the Langhe

Posted: January 7, 2013  By Bruce Sanderson

This past November, I attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts 14th Bacchanal Wine Gala and Auction, which raises money for art student scholarships. Each year, PAFA honors members of the wine industry. Last year, one of the honorees was Pio Boffa, the affable owner of Pio Cesare in Italy's Piedmont region. I sat down with Boffa to discuss some changes he made in the vineyards and cellar at the company his great grandfather founded in Alba in 1881.

Boffa began working with Bordeaux consultant Denis Dubourdieu after the two were introduced by Pio Cesare importer Maison, Marques & Domaines in 2010.

News & Features  :  News

Martine Saunier Sells Her Import Company Martine’s Wines

Importer introduced Americans to French gems like Château Rayas and Henri Jayer

Posted: January 2, 2013  By Bruce Sanderson

Dec. 31, 2012 - Jan. 15, 2013 Issue  :  Savvy Shopper

Fruit-filled Reds, Savory Whites and German Rieslings

Posted: December 31, 2012  By Bruce Sanderson

Dec. 31, 2012 - Jan. 15, 2013 Issue  :  Books

A Wine Lover’s Library

New books include personal memoirs and a must-have reference

Posted: December 31, 2012  By Bruce Sanderson, Kim Marcus, Ben O'Donnell, James Laube

Dec. 15, 2012 Issue  :  Savvy Shopper

Italian reds, German Rieslings and West Coast Rhônes

Posted: December 15, 2012  By Bruce Sanderson

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