At Domaine Lucie & Auguste Lignier, Bruce Sanderson tastes the 2008 lineup, offering tasting notes on what he calls "as fine a range of 2008s as any I tasted during my week of visits."
Jean-Nicolas Méo celebrated his 20th anniversary managing his family’s estate, Domaine Méo-Camuzet, with a tasting of 30 wines from the vintages 1989 to 2008 and a dinner at the Château du Clos de Vougeot. We tasted at least one wine from every vintage with the exception of 1991. We began with a flight of 2008s drawn from barrel, followed by flights of seven of Domaine Meo-Camuzet's top sites, each representing a selection of vintages.
A visit to Domaine Taupenot-Merme in Morey-St.-Denis on November 12th is my first opportunity to taste a range of wines from Burgundy's Côte de Nuits. Here I offer tasting notes on the domaine's lineup of Pinot Noirs.
While traveling in Burgundy, I visited with Patrick Bize of Domaine Simon Bize in Savigny-lès-Beaune and tasted his 2008 lineup. Most of Bize's sites lie on the north slope of Savigny's two hillsides; I provide tasting notes for his village wines and premiers crus below. The yields in 2008 were small here due to hail and rot, but the ripeness was good.
While traveling in Burgundy, I visited grower Olivier Lamy of Domaine Hubert Lamy in St.-Aubin and tasted his 2008 lineup. This allowed me a sampling of mainly whites and a few reds from the southern part of the Côte de Beaune; I provide tasting notes below. We also toured some vineyards, providing a fascinating look at the complexity of the soils and terroirs of the appellation.
Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson celebrates the 150th anniversary of Louis Jadot with a tasting of 22 Burgundy reds and whites, one each from every decade dating back to the label's founding in 1859.
Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson tastes the 2008 lineup from Burgundy vintner and négociant Etienne de Montille.
Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson had dinner with senior editor Kim Marcus and Australia's Michael Twelftree of Two Hands winery before heading to France for the Hospices de Beaune auction and dinners.
Wine Spectator senior editor Bruce Sanderson reports that since taking the helm of the company in 2004, Erwan Faiveley has made some important changes in viticulture, vinification and maturation of the wines, along with some significant acquisitions of vineyards.