2009 Burgundy Archive

An Evening of Olivier Leflaive

Last week over fifty of our customers gathered at the Century Club in Shaftesbury Avenue for a tour de force from Olivier Leflaive, winemaker, négociant and Burgundian institution. Not only does Olivier produce some of the most accessible fine white Burgundy, he is also prolific, with 96 cuvées in production...
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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2009 – A Tasting to remember

Just before the snow fell, Corney & Barrow held a tasting to launch the 2009 vintage from a small family owned winery that produces around 800 of the 46,000,000 hectolitres of wine made in France. They concentrate on one grape variety and insist on releasing their wines one year later...
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Clos de Tart – A Dinner for true Burgundophiles..

Three years ago, launching Clos de Tart as C & B’s ‘hot’ new exclusivity was a little harder work than we would like to have let on. A Domaine that we truly believed in but whose reputation had waned in the years before Sylvain Pitiot - current ‘master’ - arrived....
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Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. A Very Special Dinner with Aubert de Villaine

It is always a treat to have Aubert de Villaine in the UK to show the Domaine’s wines but for a whole evening, over dinner, was a real privilege. The setting of the Drapers Hall (as recently seen in ‘The King's Speech’) was perfect.  We had Salon 1997 from magnum...
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Romanée-Saint-Vivant 1999-2009

What difference a couple of weeks can make. Two weeks previously I had been in Burgundy to collect samples for our Burgundy ’09 tasting. The vineyards were thick with frost and difficult to discern through freezing fog. As Adam Brett-Smith and I arrived later on in the month, the fog had...
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Corney & Barrow’s Burgundy 09 Tasting at the Tower

Last Thursday saw the 5th C&B Burgundy tasting - not quite sure where the time has gone but the 2005 was a good vintage to start on. Nearly 300 customers managed to make it along to the Tower to taste – our largest tasting ever. I think people sometime have...
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