2016 and 2017 Burgundy Tasting April 2019 / Pinot Noir

The key takeaway for readers is that when the 2017s are good, they are very good (even sometimes great) and entirely classic in style. BURGHOUND

The best wines are wonderfully refreshing, transparent and graceful with moderately firm tannic spines where the all-important element of balance is supplemented by good but not high acidities. More specifically, there are two aspects that I absolutely love about the 2016s which are those of the crystalline transparency to the underlying terroirs coupled with their refreshing drinkability.  One just feels like drinking the 2016s, in fact it’s hard not to like them. BURGHOUND

Our first big Burgundy tasting for 2019 is something a little special. To kick it off have a few fresh off the boat 2017s from Henri Boillot, Jane Eyre and Domaine de Bellene. Michael and I just returned from the annual tasting trip and are super enthused about the 2017 vintage, there is just so much to love about them. The whites are energetic and refreshing with abundant minerality and a lovely sense of poise to them. The reds are classic in all the right ways, fragrant, attractive, supple and enlivening but not lacking in depth or structure. You will be hearing a lot about 17s from us for the next little while.

We also have the immense pleasure to welcome Carl Stephane Cercellier from Faiveley and Thibault Jacquet of Bonneau du Martray in store to pour their new releases (and a back vintage Bonneau Corton Charlemagne). This should be an incredible line up as the 2017s on pour are all looking fantastic and we have two of the regions most iconic estates on offer as well.