2017 Burgundy en primeur


Last November we made the trek to Burgundy for an unusually positive set of cellar visits and tastings. These were marked as much by relief that at last the size of the harvest was approaching normality as they were by pleasure in the overall quality. Vignerons have something to sell and what they have is rather beautiful. Though obviously we’ve been warned by everyone not to necessarily expect bigger allocations. You can insert your own eyerolling emoji.

Whites are easier to judge and across the board their energy, texture, ripeness and integration showed very well. They share a lot with 2012 and 14. They display both a juicy fruit quality with a lean citrus backbone and are very attractive.

The reds were immediately attractive but impossible to associate with any other vintage unless you’re showing off and referencing the 1940s. They will age very well from the structure, but many older vignerons say they’ll continue to be fun drinking and are unlikely to close down. Though this is Burgundy and all opinions are to be taken with a pinch of salt. What characterises them is their just-ripe balance and elegance. They’re elusive and fey.

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Vintage Description Cs Sz Bt Sz Cs Bts Cs ib Cs inc Bt inc
2017 young Vins Arlaud Vosne-Romanee aux Reas
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6x 75cl 2 0 £275.00 - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Bourgogne Roncevie
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12x 75cl 9 0 £175.00 - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Chambolle-Musigny
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6x 75cl 2 0 £225.00 - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Chambolle-Musigny Sentiers
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6x 75cl 3 0 £330.00 - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Gevrey-Chambertin
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6x 75cl 2 0 £200.00 - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Gevrey-Chambertin Combottes
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6x 75cl 1 0 £360.00 - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Morey-St-Denis
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6x 75cl 2 0 £200.00 - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Morey-St-Denis Millandes
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6x 75cl 1 0 £275.00 - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Morey-St-Denis Ruchots
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6x 75cl 2 0 £300.00 - - Buy
2017 young Ballot-Millot Bourgogne Chardonnay
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12x 75cl 5 0 £180.00 - - Buy
2017 young Ballot-Millot Bourgogne Chardonnay
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6x 75cl 3 0 £90.00 - - Buy
2017 young Ballot-Millot Meursault Narvaux
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6x 75cl 3 0 £220.00 - - Buy
2017 young Ballot-Millot Meursault Charmes
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6x 75cl 1 0 £340.00 - - Buy
2017 young Ballot-Millot Meursault Perrieres
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6x 75cl 2 0 £450.00 - - Buy
2017 young Berthaut-Gerbet Fixin
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12x 75cl 3 0 £220.00 - - Buy
2017 young Berthaut-Gerbet Vosne-Romanee
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6x 75cl 2 0 £225.00 - - Buy
2017 young Francois Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny
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6x 75cl 2 0 £275.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Marc Boillot Puligny Champ Canet
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6x 75cl 3 0 £330.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Marc Boillot Puligny-Montrachet
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6x 75cl 5 0 £210.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Marc Boillot Puligny Referts
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6x 75cl 3 0 £330.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Marc Boillot Montagny 1er Cru
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12x 75cl 3 0 £210.00 - - Buy
2017 young Ghislaine Barthod Bourgogne Rouge
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6x 75cl 5 0 £123.00 - - Buy
2017 young Robert Chevillon Nuits-St-Georges VV
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12x 75cl 4 0 £400.00 - - Buy
2017 young Charton Mercurey Clos du Chapitre
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12x 75cl 2 0 £168.00 - - Buy
2017 young Charton Mercurey Chassiere
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12x 75cl 3 0 £205.00 - - Buy

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