Category Archives: Burgundy 2009

Burgundy 2009 En Primeur

It has been a busy few weeks in the office, with the beginning of our Burgundy 2009 offer. Our tasting in London was a great success, with growers and clients alike enjoying both the wines and the atmosphere. The wines showed beautifully, demonstrating ably the quality to be found in the 2009 vintage. Many great […]

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Burgundy 2009: Register your interest

Along with the rest of France, Burgundy had a wonderful 2009, resulting in exceptional wines that should not be missed.  The whites are richer than 2007 and 2008, but with better balance than 2006. They have a real sense of matière (body and substance), and – while approachable young – many will also keep extremely […]

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Vins de plaisir

Another day and yet more great wines. The 2009 wines at Sauzet were very open during our tasting this afternoon and Monsieur Boudot told us that they will remain open throughout their life and that their weight and acidity will allow them to age gracefully. At Jean-Marc Boillot the harvest was picked relatively early and, like many other […]

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170 and counting

If today was a wine, the tasting note would read “Full and complex with a long but rewarding finish” as today we split into two groups to start the tasting marathon in earnest. As we wind down at the end of the day and review our notes, we’re not surprised that we’ve tasted 170 wines in one […]

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We’ve arrived

After a bumpy flight to Lyon, we’ve arrived in Burgundy to find beautiful sunshine and the vineyards awash with gorgeous autumnal colours. Today is a bank holiday in France but we’ve managed to visit two domaines to taste the 2009 vintage. The reds had lovely ripe tannins and the best showed real depth and drinkability at this […]

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Burgundy 2009 Tastings

The Lay & Wheeler team are travelling in Burgundy this week to taste and assess the 2009 vintage. Technology permitting, they will be updating this blog on a day-to-day basis with information about the wines they have tasted and the producers they have met.  So check back to get their first thoughts on the vintage. We will be […]

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