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 Cs Bts Cs ib Cs inc Bt inc
2017 young Ballot-Millot Volnay Santenots
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Berthaut-Gerbet Fixin
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12x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Berthaut-Gerbet Fixin Les Crais
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Berthaut-Gerbet Fixin Les Arvelets
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6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Berthaut-Gerbet Gevrey Cazetiers
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3x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Berthaut-Gerbet Vosne-Romanee
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Berthaut-Gerbet Vosne Petits Monts
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3x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Berthaut-Gerbet Echezeaux
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3x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Francois Bertheau Chambolle-Musigny
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep £275.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Marc Boillot Puligny Champ Canet
new
6x 75cl ep ep £330.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Marc Boillot Puligny-Montrachet
new
6x 75cl ep ep £210.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Marc Boillot Puligny Referts
new
6x 75cl ep ep £330.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Marc Boillot Montagny 1er Cru
new
12x 75cl ep ep £210.00 - - Buy
2017 young Ghislaine Barthod Bourgogne Rouge
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep £123.00 - - Buy
2017 young Ghislaine Barthod Chambolle-Musigny
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep £276.00 - - Buy
2017 young Rene Bouvier Gevrey Racines du Temps
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6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Charton Mercurey Vieilles Vignes
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12x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Charton Mercurey Chassiere
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12x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Charton Mercurey Clos du Roy
tbc
12x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Joseph Colin Chassagne Vide Bourse
sold out
6x 75cl ep ep £285.00 - - Buy
2017 young Joseph Colin St-Aubin Compendium
new
6x 75cl ep ep £135.00 - - Buy
2017 young Joseph Colin St-Aubin En Remilly
new
6x 75cl ep ep £186.00 - - Buy
2017 drink or keep Marc Colin Bourgogne Chardonnay
new
12x 75cl ep ep £156.00 - - Buy
2017 young Marc Colin St-Aubin Montceau
new
6x 75cl ep ep £186.00 - - Buy
2017 young Marc Colin St-Aubin En Remilly
new
6x 75cl ep ep £186.00 - - Buy

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