Burgundy 2015 Part One Tasting

You Are So Going To Want Them! My extensive tastings of this vintage from barrel and tank during late autumn made it clear that this will be one of the half-dozen top vintages for red Burgundy of the past generation. STEPHEN TANZER

2015 – A Great Vintage, Indeed the Greatest Since the Legendary 2005. BURGHOUND

By now many of you would be familiar with the hype surrounding 2015, not just in Burgundy but across most of the major wine regions in Europe. For those who haven’t read about it, heard some critic rave or haven’t been subjected to someone at PWS rant let me summarize. 2015 in Burgundy seems to have been nearly perfect, especially for reds, with a long, warm season of blue skies and no drastic weather events. The resulting wines can be remarkable. The reds are excellent from top to bottom and across the Cote. Tannins were perfectly ripe, acidity fresh, fruit is plush and rich and the wines still retain a well defined sense of place. This is a year where you should buy up and buy up big.

The whites offer plenty of early appeal and pleasure. They are fleshy, intense, powerful, ripe and plush. The best have excellent extract, freshness and drive and should be brilliant for early drinking or medium term cellaring.

This is our first proper tasting of the epic 2015s and the line-up is full of gems from house favourites, Jean-Marc Pillot (Chassagne), Domaine de Bellene (Beaune) and Matrot (Meaursault). All three of which we think have produced captivating and expressive 2015s.