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 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 Cssort descending Bts Cs ib Cs inc Bt inc
2017 young Jean-Paul Droin Chablis Montmains
sold out
6x 75cl ep ep £144.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Paul Droin Chablis Grand Cru Clos
sold out
6x 75cl ep ep £300.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Paul Droin Chablis GC Grenouille
sold out
6x 75cl ep ep £300.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Paul Droin Chablis Grand Cru Valmur
sold out
6x 75cl ep ep £255.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Beaune Aux Cras
default
6x 75cl ep ep £210.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Volnay Clos de la Barre
default
6x 75cl ep ep £255.00 - - Buy
2017 drink or keep Comte Armand Bourgogne Aligote
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Comte Armand Pommard Clos des Epeneaux
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Comte Armand Volnay Fremiets
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Comte Armand Auxey Rouge Premier Cru
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Vins Arlaud Vosne-Romanee aux Reas
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 drink or keep Arlaud Bourgogne Roncevie
tbc
12x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Chambolle-Musigny
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Chambolle-Musigny Sentiers
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Gevrey-Chambertin
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Gevrey-Chambertin Combottes
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Charmes-Chambertin
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Morey-St-Denis
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Morey-St-Denis Millandes
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Morey-St-Denis Ruchots
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Clos de la Roche
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Arlaud Bonnes Mares
tbc
3x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Ballot-Millot Chassagne Morgeot
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Ballot-Millot Volnay Santenots
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Berthaut-Gerbet Fixin
tbc
12x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy

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