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ALONG THE BURGUNDY TRAIL – VINTAGE 2014

TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 2014 BURGUNDY VINTAGE DOMAINES AND NEGOCIANTS VISITED WINES TASTED AND TASTING NOTES 2014 DOMAINE DE LA ROMANÉE-CONTI HARVEST REPORT RECENT VINTAGES (2013 – 2007) HOW BURGUNDY IS TASTED FROM BARREL A SIMPLE EXPLANATION OF BURGUNDY INTRODUCTION   I first started going to Burgundy to taste wines from barrel in 1981. Since […]

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THE OLD BURGUNDIANS

In late November I returned from Burgundy where with my friends I tasted many 2014 Burgundies from barrel and some 2013s from bottle. I will have a detailed article out soon, but for now I can say that I find the 2014 Burgundies to have a lot of charm and there should be many wonderful […]

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ENCORE: DEAR SANTA, WE’VE GOT A LITTLE LIST

  In the very early days of the online Underground I posted an article I had published in 1983 in the print version of  The Underground Wineletter (Volume V, Number 5) and added a postscript with some new wines to add to that list. Just to show that great old wines never fade away, the […]

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OLD WHITE BURGUNDY

 A Complex Tale of Two Wines With a Window Into Premox   Recently I had an opportunity to drink 2 older White Burgundies. The wines were: 1992 Joseph Drouhin Corton Charlemagne and 1999 Domaine Leflaive Chevalier Montrachet. They offered an interesting paradox into the current state of White Burgundy. 1992 Joseph Drouhin Corton Charlemagne Oxidized […]

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ALONG THE BURGUNDY TRAIL – VINTAGE 2011

 INTRODUCTION I previously published a brief note on the 2011 Burgundy vintage where I called it “The Surprise Vintage” (To read that article click here). The weather conditions in 2011 were very unique even for Burgundy. Consider this quote from Aubert de Villaine, Co-Director of Domaine de la Romanée Conti, which was highlighted at the […]

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ALONG THE BURGUNDY TRAIL – VINTAGE 2010

Ruins of the Abbey of Saint Vivant under restoration INTRODUCTION I previously published a brief note on the 2010 vintage as compared with the 2009 vintage. As I said then, the two vintages are completely different. (To read that article click here.) Below is the table of contents (click on each item to read) for […]

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Retrospective Review: Volume II, Number 2 (October-November, 1980)

We are currently reproducing a copy of Volume II, Number 2 of The Underground Wineletter. Below you’ll find an updated review of each article, where I will go over what we got right and what we got wrong. We will follow this format with each successive issue. So Volume II, Number 3 will be coming […]

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