Burgundy 2010 – Preview

Burgundy 2010, Burgundy En PrimeurAs I write, two teams of Lay & Wheeler’s sales and buying teams are currently in Burgundy, tasting the 2010 vintage. Another team will be travelling out on Monday, to ensure that we have had plenty of opportunity to visit as many domaines as possible.

Like the Bordeaux and Rhône from the same vintages, it appears thatBurgundyhas excelled in 2010 – albeit producing a smaller volume of wine than in previous years. Reports from the teams currently tasting are almost universally positive, with perhaps unsurprising love for luminaries like Ghislaine Barthod and Sylvain Cathiard. However, great praise has also been forthcoming for Domaine Jean Grivot’s encapsulation of the vintage’s hallmark freshness and ripeness, Domaine Humbert Frère’s precise and beautifully textured style and the wines from Patrick Javillier, described by one of our consultants as “always very good, but as fine a set of wines as I can remember”.

Our tasting notes and vintage report will be published in early December, but we will be writing a couple of reports of our tastings in the meantime, so keep an eye on this blog for more information.

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