Category Archives: Burgundy 2010

Burgundy, Beaune and the occasional beer

Nick’s latest blog post does not tell the full story I’m afraid. I accompanied Nick on his latest foray into Burgundy – a treat under any circumstances, but a special visit for me as it was only my third to the region and my first in temperatures above zero degrees. On arrival in Beaune, the […]

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Burgundy 2011 preview, Burgundy 2010 re-view

I have just returned from a trip to Burgundy for an early look at the 2011 vintage. I recall being in Burgundy at roughly the same time last year when many vignerons were predicting the earliest ever harvest (mid August) and worrying about their summer holidays being spoilt! As it transpired, things were delayed as […]

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Additional parcel of 2010 Burgundy from Jean-Marc Millot

Following our extensive tastings of the 2010 vintage in Burgundy last November, Nick Dagley and I returned to the region in February and visited this small domaine tucked away off the beaten track in Vosne-Romanée.  The delightfully unassuming and diligent Jean-Marc Millot has been making the wines at this estate since 1992, and acquired most […]

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A Majestic Tasting

Given the opportunity to attend Majestic Wine’s annual management conference yesterday I jumped at the chance, not least for the insights to be gained on many of the exciting developments planned over the next twelve months across all areas of the Majestic group. Having previously attended for many years as a Majestic store manager I […]

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Blue Chip Burgundy (Carpe Diem)

Jancis Robinson’s blog, the Purple Pages (link to article) concisely charts the harvest, arrival and meteoric ascendancy of the recent 2010 vintage, “How 2010 Burgundies turned a corner”. But with all the recent excitement, it’s easy to overlook some of the really heavy hitters that are still on our list from previous vintages, or are […]

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Burgundy demand likely to outstrip supply for 2010s

  The various UK Merchants’ Burgundy Tastings across London last week have done much to bolster the notion that 2010 is another milestone in artisan wine production from the region. Allen Meadows’ Burghound has been as bold to suggest that “the wines are superior to their 2009 counterparts, particularly surprising given the challenging weather conditions […]

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The Burgundy 2010 Growers’ Tasting – a thank you…

A huge thank you to both customers and producers alike for what was a momentous turnout last night at our annual Burgundy Growers’ Tasting at the Glaziers’ Hall in London. The venue was at full capacity and the daytime journalist tasting was swiftly followed by the evening event, at which the wines from the 33 […]

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Burgundy 2010: Expression of Interest now online

Our tasting notes and vintage report for the 2010Burgundy vintage are now available online and can be viewed here.  As usual, we will be running an Expression of Interest system for this vintage, as we will almost certainly be over subscribed. We will work on allocations after the Burgundy Tasting on 12th January and will […]

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Burgundy 2010: Overview and Tasting

With the flurry of activity that there has been recently, our trip to Burgundy seems somewhat distant, but fortunately the wines are so memorable that we have no problems recalling those that we tasted. It is always difficult after one good vintage to find oneself singing the praises of the next and yet it is […]

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Burgundy 2010 – Preview

As 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 […]

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