Burguet 2016 Pre Arrival Offer
So, as with every vintage, the two questions for you as consumers that take precedence over everything else always are: should I buy the wines and if so, how much of them? 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. Before I offer more detail, the short answer is yes on both accounts that the 2016s deserve a place in your cellars and there is no reason not to go heavy – I for one will be buying all that I can afford and find. 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
Eric and Jean-Luc Burguet continue to put their own personal touches on the wines at their family’s domaine. A focus on biodynamic farming, gentler winemaking and lower amounts of new oak are all among the recent developments at this small cellar in the heart of Gevrey. ANTONIO GALLONI
For those that are not familiar with the Domaine, it is one of the most consistent in Burgundy. BURGHOUND
Anyone who has been shopping here at the Prince for a while will no doubt have come across these wines and have probably been subjected to stories/rants from any number of us about the high regard we hold both the wines and the people of the Burguet domaine. With that in mind this is a bitter sweet offer this year as the vineyards of the domaine were utterly devastated by the frosts that ravaged the region in 2016. So much so that were we usually have a fairly significant amount of their Bourgogne (which I regard as one of the best value wines in the region) this year they only produced a single barrel worth and we received not a bottle. It is a similar story with their Clos de Beze which was not made this year. It must have been heartbreaking for the family.
The positive side to their story, and many in the region, is that the quality of 2016s seems to be fantastic and classic in the best sense of the word. Certainly the press around the four wines Burguet did make is great, which it always is. As Allen Meadows (Burghound) says, they are one of the most reliably excellent producers in the region and have been for a very long time.
Due to the tiny quantities we received this year we are only offering these to previous buyers and a small group of VIPs for now but we have included the usual 20% pre arrival pricing as is our tradition with these offers. I strongly advise you buy some of these, the 16s I have seen so far fit more in to the mould of a season I love and the boys at Burguet have never disappointed.
They are due to arrive in a couple of weeks and we will contact you once they have and are ready to be collected.