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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2017 young Domaine Julien Nuits Bousselots
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2017 young Domaine des Lambrays Morey-St-Denis
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2017 young Michel Lafarge Volnay
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2017 young Francois Lumpp Givry Rouge Crausot
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2017 young Francois Lumpp Givry Blanc Crausot
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2017 young Francois Lumpp Givry Rouge Petit Marole
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2017 young Francois Lumpp Givry A Vigne Rouge
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2017 young Philippe Livera Gevrey Clos Village
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2017 drink or keep Meo-Camuzet Bourgogne Rouge
new
6x 75cl ep ep £120.00 - - Buy
2017 drink or keep Dom Meo-Camuzet HC Nuits Clos Philibert
new
6x 75cl ep ep £138.00 - - Buy
2017 young Meo-Camuzet Morey-St-Denis
new
6x 75cl ep ep £210.00 - - Buy
2017 young Meo-Camuzet Fixin Clos du Chapitre
new
6x 75cl ep ep £270.00 - - Buy
2017 young Meo-Camuzet Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras
new
6x 75cl ep ep £555.00 - - Buy
2017 young Meo-Camuzet Marsannay
new
6x 75cl ep ep £150.00 - - Buy
2017 young Meo-Camuzet Nuits-St-Georges Argillas
new
6x 75cl ep ep £555.00 - - Buy
2017 young Meo-Camuzet Nuits-St-Georges
new
6x 75cl ep ep £285.00 - - Buy
2017 drink or keep Bernard Moreau Bourgogne Blanc
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12x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young Christian Moreau Chablis Grand Cru Clos
sold out
6x 75cl ep ep £225.00 - - Buy
2017 young Christian Moreau Chablis Clos Hospices
sold out
6x 75cl ep ep £295.00 - - Buy
2017 young Christian Moreau Chablis Gr Cru Valmur
sold out
6x 75cl ep ep £225.00 - - Buy
2017 young Christian Moreau Chablis Gr Cru Vaudesir
new
6x 75cl ep ep £225.00 - - Buy
2017 young Christian Moreau Chablis Vaillon
new
6x 75cl ep ep £120.00 - - Buy
2017 young Denis Mortet Gevrey Mes Cinq Terroirs
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2017 young Denis Mortet Gevrey Lavaux St-Jacques
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6x 75cl ep ep - - - Buy
2017 young J-F Mugnier Nuits Clos de la Marechale
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