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 Hudelot-Noellat Chambolle-Musigny
wishlist
6x 75cl ep ep £210.00 - - Buy
2017 young Hudelot-Noellat Nuits-St-Georges Murgers
wishlist
6x 75cl ep ep £390.00 - - Buy
2017 young Hudelot-Noellat Nuits Bas de Combes
new
6x 75cl ep ep £210.00 - - Buy
2017 young Hudelot-Noellat Vosne-Romanee
wishlist
6x 75cl ep ep £210.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne
default
6x 75cl ep ep £720.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Corton Clos du Roi
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6x 75cl ep ep £375.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Beaune Greves
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6x 75cl ep ep £175.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Beaune Aux Cras
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6x 75cl ep ep £210.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Beaune Clos des Ursules
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6x 75cl ep ep £270.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Gevrey Clos St-Jacques
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6x 75cl ep ep £690.00 - - Buy
2017 drink or keep Louis Jadot Puligny Folatieres
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6x 75cl ep ep £330.00 - - Buy
2017 drink or keep Louis Jadot Puligny Clos de la Garenne
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6x 75cl ep ep £330.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Volnay Clos de la Barre
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6x 75cl ep ep £255.00 - - Buy
2017 young Paul Jacqueson Rully Rouge Chaponnieres
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Paul Jacqueson Rully Blanc Gresigny
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Paul Jacqueson Rully Blanc Margotes
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Paul Jacqueson Mercurey Rouge Naugues
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Paul Jacqueson Rully Rouge Preaux
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6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Paul Jacqueson Rully Blanc Pucelle
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Paul Jacqueson Mercurey Rouge Vaux
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Paul Jacqueson Rully Rouge Les Cloux
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Domaine Julien Cote de Nuits Villages
new
6x 75cl ep ep £120.00 - - Buy
2017 young Domaine Julien Aloxe Corton Valozieres
new
6x 75cl ep ep £195.00 - - Buy
2017 young Domaine Julien Nuits-St-Georges
tbc
6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Dom Julien Nuits-St-Georges St-Juliens
new
6x 75cl ep ep £205.00 - - Buy

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