Burgundy

Burgundy 2016 Vintage Notes

  Following a visit in September 2016, I wrote, “2016 is still on the vine, but the crop has been severely reduced by frost and then mildew. Losses range from around a third to the point where you wonder if it is worth sending in the pickers at all. And Read more

By Guy Seddon, ago
Burgundy

Bonneau du Martray dinner

I have worked with the Bonneau du Martray wines since the 2000 vintage so all the usual bias warnings apply here. This was a rather different dinner because it was a chance to say “au revoir” (but certainly not a full good bye) to Jean-Charles Le Bault de la Morinière Read more

By Will Hargrove, ago
Burgundy

Burgundy 2015: Vintage Report

The 2015 growing season was a meeting of extremes. The summer heat left its stamp on the fruit, with succulent, ripe flavours pervading the wines. There are substantial tannins in the reds thanks to thick grape skins, although they are supple, almost without exception. There is freshness and poise too, Read more

By Guy Seddon, ago
Burgundy

A Second Take on Burgundy 2015s

Following our initial notes on Burgundy 2015 we have been at it again. At the end of October, we visited most of our remaining growers in Burgundy and so now have a reasonable idea of the vintage. My ‘take’ on 2015 in Burgundy has not changed greatly since visiting in Read more

By Guy Seddon, ago
Burgundy

A Summer’s Tasting Trip To Burgundy

We are at a curious point in the evolution of supply and demand for Burgundy. Whilst interest has never been stronger, recent years have seen hugely variable production, leading to inevitable pressure on prices. Add to that an unfavourable exchange rate and we approach the coming 2015 vintage with a Read more

By Guy Seddon, ago
Burgundy

Bonnes Mares de Vogue 1949 – 1999

Very few domaines need as little introduction as Domaine de Vogüé. Dating back to the 15th century it has been under the same ownership for 20 generations. The general manager, Jean-Luc Pepin, was in attendance to host the evening with Jordi (to whom so many thanks as ever) in a unique retrospective of the domaine’s Bonnes Mares. Read more

By Will Hargrove, ago