A vintage to rival the mythical 1947?
2018 in Burgundy was a vintage that defied expectations and delivered a number of pleasant surprises. With the potential to become one of the all-time great vintages, the 2018 reds demand attention while the whites are classic. They are as intriguing and enchanting as Burgundy itself.
Having just arrived, our Burgundy 2018s tell an epic tale and lay bare the beguiling variability of Burgundy. They bring the unique characteristics of the different terroirs to the forefront, as well as the distinct personalities and philosophies of their makers. With clarity, poise and, at times, ‘spectacularité’ or ‘awesomeness’, the wines from this vintage reveal the warmer, drier growing conditions which resulted in an earlier harvest.
The 2018 Henri Boillot Bourgogne Pinot Noir, a régionale-level Pinot Noir, is showing beautifully right now and joins the top crus, like the 2018 Joseph Drouhin Beaune 1er Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge, one of Wine Cellar’s absolute favourites, which promises power, finesse and phenomenal longevity.
As for white Burgundy, quality is excellent across the board, with bright and chalky Chardonnays showing energetic freshness and alluring fruit. From the famous Pulingy-Montrachet based producer Olivier Leflaive, the 2018 Bourgogne Blanc Les Sétilles offers immense quality and value, whilst Joseph Drouhin’s 2018 Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Morgeot Marquis de Laguiche, which has developed a cult following, is intense and powerful with incredible verve.
If you’re unsure about which wines to buy or which would suit your palate, please give us a call or send an email. We will happily talk you through it and help you make a selection.