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 V Dureuil-Janthial Rully Meix Cadot VV
tbc
12x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young V Dureuil-Janthial Puligny Corvee Vignes
tbc
12x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 drink or keep Vincent Dureuil-Janthial Rully Rouge
tbc
12x 75cl ep ep - - - 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 Jean-Paul Droin Chablis
new
6x 75cl ep ep £87.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Paul Droin Chablis Mont de Milieu
new
6x 75cl ep ep £156.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Paul Droin Chablis Montee Tonnerre
sold out
6x 75cl ep ep £168.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Paul Droin Chablis Montmains
sold out
6x 75cl ep ep £144.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Paul Droin Chablis Fourchaume
new
6x 75cl ep ep £156.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Paul Droin Chablis Vaillons
new
6x 75cl ep ep £126.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Paul Droin Chablis Vaucoupin
new
6x 75cl ep ep £126.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Paul Droin Chablis Vosgros
new
6x 75cl ep ep £126.00 - - Buy
2017 young Bernard Dugat-Py Bourgogne Rouge
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Bernard Dugat-Py Gevrey Coeur de Roy TVV
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Bernard Dugat-Py Gevrey Vieilles Vignes
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 drink or keep Felettig Bourgogne Aligote
new
6x 75cl ep ep £60.00 - - Buy
2017 young Felettig Bourgogne Rouge
new
6x 75cl ep ep £75.00 - - Buy
2017 drink or keep Felettig Hautes Cotes de Beaune Blanc
new
6x 75cl ep ep £84.00 - - Buy
2017 young Felettig Chambolle-Musigny VV
new
6x 75cl ep ep £195.00 - - Buy
2017 young Felettig Chambolle Clos Le Village
new
6x 75cl ep ep £230.00 - - Buy
2017 young Felettig Chambolle-Musigny Fuees
allocated
6x 75cl ep ep £350.00 - - Buy
2017 young Felettig Chambolle-Musigny Feusselottes
allocated
6x 75cl ep ep £350.00 - - Buy
2017 young Felettig Chambolle-Musigny Carrieres
sold out
6x 75cl ep ep £375.00 - - Buy

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