2017 Burgundy: Beaune, Pommard and Volnay

17 Jan 2019

City slickers and country neighbours

Beaune and its environs make some of the finest whites and most undervalued reds. It is home to some of the largest grower/negociants as well as some of the smaller and more artisanal growers. Joseph Drouhin and Louis Jadot fall into the former category and they have long used their large holdings and longstanding contracts to produce excellent wines for every pocket. They both invest their resources to farm organically and biodynamically and behave as the smallest and most quality-conscious growers would. They've both made fabulous examples of the wines listed here.

Michel Lafarge is as ever totally over-subscribed and with very good reason. We tasted the excellent range here and if you are quick enough to get your hands on any then you'll be happy. It's the same with the Boillot wines. Lydie has produced a set of quintessentially 2017 whites with energy, depth and richness, laced with zingy acidity.

We've tasted and bought a couple of Domaine Jean Guiton's wines for the shop in the past. We like them. He's based in Bligny-les-Beaune, a tiny village just outside town that might as well be 50 kilometres and 50 years away. Guillaume Guiton is a hands-off winemaker who grows terrific quality fruit in his sustainably farmed (and almost organic) vineyards. The first thing that strikes you is the elegance and light touch of the winemaking. Secondly the depth in the wines is obvious and thirdly the value is amazing. You get 12 bottles of his wines for the price of six from many other growers. /CW

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Offered subject to remaining unsold; for shipment 2019/20

Vintage Description Cs Sz Bt Sz Cs Bts Cs ib Cs inc Bt inc
2017 young Joseph Drouhin Beaune Clos Mouches Blanc
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6x 75cl 1 0 £480.00 - - Buy
2017 young Joseph Drouhin Beaune Clos Mouches Rouge
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6x 75cl 3 0 £390.00 - - Buy
2017 young Joseph Drouhin Chambolle Premier Cru
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6x 75cl 1 0 £390.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean Guiton Pernand Les Vergelesses
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12x 75cl 1 0 £240.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Puligny Clos de la Garenne
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6x 75cl 2 0 £330.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Corton-Charlemagne
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6x 75cl 1 0 £720.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Chevalier Demoiselles
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6x 75cl 0 0 £1,900.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Beaune Greves
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6x 75cl 2 0 £175.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Beaune Clos des Ursules
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6x 75cl 4 0 £270.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Corton Clos du Roi
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6x 75cl 1 0 £375.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Gevrey Lavaux-St-Jacques
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6x 75cl 1 0 £390.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Vosne Suchots
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6x 75cl 2 0 £480.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Gevrey Clos St-Jacques
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6x 75cl 6 0 £690.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Grands Echezeaux
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6x 75cl 1 0 £1,200.00 - - Buy
2017 young Louis Jadot Chambertin-Clos de Beze
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3x 75cl 2 0 £795.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Marc Boillot Montagny 1er Cru
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12x 75cl 3 0 £210.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Marc Boillot Puligny-Montrachet
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6x 75cl 5 0 £210.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Marc Boillot Puligny Champ Canet
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6x 75cl 3 0 £330.00 - - Buy
2017 young Jean-Marc Boillot Puligny Referts
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6x 75cl 3 0 £330.00 - - Buy
2017 young Michel Lafarge Cote de Beaune-Villages
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6x 75cl 9 0 £150.00 - - Buy