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Burgundy 2019 En Primeur

You can view all of our 2019 Burgundy en primeur wines by their original release offers, with full commentary, scores and tasting notes here.  Alternatively, see a list of the wines below, or download a PDF version of the offer here.

During the first lockdown earlier this year, as Europe collectively held its breath, it was very uplifting to follow vignerons in Burgundy posting pictures on social media about their ongoing work in the vineyard.  There is something very reassuring about life amongst the vines continuing as normal.  In the current climate, 2019 Burgundy en primeur may seem to be the definition of a "non-essential", but we hope that there will be pleasure and enjoyment for you in following the release of this latest vintage.  Judging by the initial reaction, that certainly seems to be the case.  An excellent but very small vintage, the wines from 2019 are selling fast and you will need to be quick to secure your first choices.

 

The 2019 Growing Season

In one sentence, 2019 in Burgundy was a hot, dry year leading to a small harvest, producing high quality red and white wines with lots of concentration but surprising freshness: a superb vintage.

The year began with very mild weather and with an uneven flowering in June.  This in turn resulted in widespread 'millerandage', or 'hen and chicks' as it is charmingly known in English, with grapes developing in uneven sizes (some large, some small).  There was some frost in early April particularly in the Mâconnais, but in general this was not a year heavily marked by 'le gel.'

The rest of the year was close to ideal, but there was almost no rain, with the drought producing exceptionally small, concentrated berries. The cumulative effect of issues at flowering, millerandage and low rainfall reduced the overall crop size by between 30-50% compared to 2018; an even smaller harvest than in a frost year like 2016.  

 

The Wines

Small yields will mean limited allocations, particularly for the most sought-after wines.  Our very first tastings of the 2019s were in Burgundy just after the harvest, whilst they were still fermenting in barrel.  Over the autumn we tasted around one hundred cask samples, sent with great generosity by the domaines.  Whilst it is still too early to form an overview, we are confident that the much-discussed combination of concentration and freshness is very real. 

Acidity levels in the white wines are impressive, but the fresh character here comes as much from picking at the right time, to emphasise orchard and stone fruit aromas rather than sliding towards exotic or tropical notes.  This is a remarkably successful vintage, producing concentrated wines which still manage to shout their terroirs from the glass.  The reds have real signs of complexity, with long term potential.  Based on grands crus tasted so far, we cannot remember these ever being so open or impressive at such an early stage of development. 

 

Stock currently lying ex-cellars in France, wines due to land in the UK by late 2021.  Prices are shown in bond (IB) per 6 or 12 bts (unless stated otherwise). Onward delivery within the UK not included.  Stock and orders are subject to confirmation.

WHITE 2019 Antoine Jobard - Bourgogne Blanc 75cl £120 per case of 6 Antoine Jobard
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£120 per case of 6
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WHITE 2019 Antoine Jobard - Meursault Blagny 1er Cru 75cl £395 per case of 6 Antoine Jobard
2019 / / 75cl
£395 per case of 6
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WHITE 2019 Antoine Jobard - Meursault Les Tillets 75cl £260 per case of 6 Antoine Jobard
2019 / / 75cl
£260 per case of 6
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WHITE 2019 Antoine Jobard - Meursault Poruzots 1er cru 75cl £395 per case of 6 Antoine Jobard
2019 / / 75cl
£395 per case of 6
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WHITE 2019 Bachey-Legros - Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Vieilles Vignes 1er cru 75cl £395 per case of 12 Bachey-Legros
2019 / / 75cl
£395 per case of 12
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Tasting NotesVines planted 1950. Tremendous ripeness and minerality on the nose, with white peach and flint aromas, expanding on the palate to show a glycerin texture and oak, completely harmonious and balanced by the fruit character. Despite the ripeness on the palate, the fruit remains on the peach-pear spectrum (rather than tropical). Exceptional value, showing real1er Cru character at this price level. RKL
WHITE 2019 Bachey-Legros - Santenay Blanc Clos Les Gravières 1er cru 75cl £250 per case of 12 Bachey-Legros
2019 / / 75cl
£250 per case of 12
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Tasting NotesFrom younger vines in the lower, northern part of Santenay and is mostly a young vine cuvée. The style in similar to Chassagne-Montrachet with lots of richness and texture, presumably influenced by the use of lees stirring and ageing in 30% new wood. The 2019 is stunning on the nose with an immediate impression of minerality and tropical character. This richness is balanced by lees ageing, retaining an overall savoury character, with a backdrop of new oak. Excellent persistence, remarkably consistent with Michelot's Gravieres 1er Cru but the winemaking style is subtly different, emphasising richness. RKL
WHITE 2019 Bachey-Legros - Santenay Blanc 'Sous La Roche' 75cl £220 per case of 12 Bachey-Legros
2019 / / 75cl
£220 per case of 12
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Tasting NotesThe 'Sous La Roche' lieu-dit is a small vineyard, less than half a hectare, quite high up on the slopes above the village of Santenay. The 2019 shows some new oak influence, with toast aromas and a buttery character, balanced by fresh pear and apple aromas. Ripe guava, honeydew melon and other tropical fruits on the palate with citrus lemon pith keeping it fresh, seductive but still all in good balance. RKL
RED 2019 Bachey-Legros - Santenay Rouge 'Clos des Hâtes' Vieilles Vignes 75cl £195 per case of 12 Bachey-Legros
2019 / / 75cl
£195 per case of 12
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Tasting NotesFrom vines planted in 1935. Cask sample not tasted. Generally Clos des Hâtes is more structured and rustic in character when compared with Les Charmes. RKL
RED 2019 Bachey-Legros - Santenay Rouge 'Les Charmes' Vieilles Vignes 75cl £185 per case of 12 Bachey-Legros
2019 / / 75cl
£185 per case of 12
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Tasting NotesFrom a parcel of vines planted in 1950. The lieu-dit 'Les Charmes’ is a 0.8 hectare plot of clay on limestone soil. Somewhat closed on the nose at present but there's no doubting the elegance of the tannins, with a fine silky texture already beginning to show itself. Brilliant ripeness but the fruits are still very much red in character and true to the Cotes de Beaune origins. RKL
WHITE 2019 5 cases Borgeot - Bourgogne Blanc Clos de la Carbonnade 75cl £135 per case of 12 Borgeot
2019 / 5 cases / 75cl
£135 per case of 12
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RED 2019 5 cases Borgeot - Bourgogne Pinot Noir 75cl £125 per case of 12 Borgeot
2019 / 5 cases / 75cl
£125 per case of 12
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Tasting NotesMorello cherries and blackcurrant on the nose with some licquorice aromas, this is a muscular and structured bourgogne from Pascal and Laurent, but there is so much depth of fruit that is almost masks the tannins. Once again this is a benchmark for affordable Cote d'Or Pinot Noir. RKL
WHITE 2019 Borgeot - Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean 1er cru 75cl £220 per case of 6 Borgeot
2019 / / 75cl
£220 per case of 6
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WHITE 2019 Borgeot - Chassagne Montrachet Vieilles Vignes 75cl £195 per case of 6 Borgeot
2019 / / 75cl
£195 per case of 6
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RED 2019 Borgeot - Santenay Rouge Vieilles Vignes 75cl £175 per case of 12 Borgeot
2019 / / 75cl
£175 per case of 12
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Tasting NotesVery intense raspberry and red fruit character on the nose, despite the intensity and concentration on the palate (one might have expected more black fruits). The fruit character here in 2019 is perfumed rather than giving any suggestion of heat or over-ripeness. This is 'on the fruit' a the moment but there is a very good structure behind this, with less rustic tannins and a silkier texture than in cooler vintages. RKL
RED 2019 Charles Audoin - Mazis Chambertin grand cru 75cl £720 per case of 6 Charles Audoin
2019 / / 75cl
£720 per case of 6
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WHITE 2019 Domaine J.A. Ferret - Pouilly-Fuissé "Clos de Prouges" Tete de Cru 75cl £170 per case of 6 Domaine J.A. Ferret
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£170 per case of 6
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Tasting NotesFrom a 2 hectare clos in the heart of Fuissé on soft limestone and marl soils. Most of the vines were planted in 1956. Fermented and aged for 10 months in 20% new oak, with a further 8 months in tank. Rich and showing lots of very ripe fruit concentration, as well as new oak and hazelnut aromas. A glycerin texture on the palate, more (well-integrated) new oak, lots of fresh character to the fruit and a really delightful saline streak on the finish with excellent length. RKL "Very rich and opulent on the nose. Rather like old-fashioned barrel-fermented Chardonnay with a little spiciness. Great stuff so long as you like the style. A little tension on the end and no hurry to drink. 2020 - 2025. 16.5 points." Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com Nov 2020 "An attractively fresh and bright nose is comprised by a variety of white fleshed fruit, orange peel and a more discreet floral hint. The lush and overtly opulent medium-bodied plus flavors are shaped by citrus-tinged acidity on the clean and dry finale. As is usually the case with this wine, it’s a big and powerful though not especially refined PF. 89-92 points." Allen Meadows, Burghound, Dec 2020
WHITE 2019 Domaine J.A. Ferret - Pouilly-Fuissé "Les Ménétrières" Hors Classe 75cl £220 per case of 6 Domaine J.A. Ferret
2019 / / 75cl
£220 per case of 6
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Tasting NotesLes Ménétrières is a vineyard of just 0.8 hectares on the edge of Fuissé, with rich "Dogger Bank" limestone marl deposits running through it, producing the richest of the domaine's wines. Cask sample not yet tasted. RKL "Discreet though still easily perceptible wood frames the vaguely exotic aromas of white peach, passion fruit and acacia. The succulent, rich and impressively scaled full-bodied flavors coat the palate with dry extract on the very citrusy finish. This is powerful yet elegant. 90-92 points." Allen Meadows, Burghound, Dec 2020
WHITE 2019 Domaine J.A. Ferret - Pouilly-Fuissé "Les Perrieres" Tete de Cru 75cl £195 per case of 6 Domaine J.A. Ferret
2019 / / 75cl
£195 per case of 6
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Tasting NotesLes Perrières is just 1.15 hectares in size, located on the amphitheatre of vines which overlooks Fuissé. Vines planted in 1972-74. 20% new oak. Les Clos on a steep slope, with a dominant limestone subsoil. The Impressive minerality on the nose, less overt fruit than Clos des Prouges at first but the concentration becomes apparent on the palate, reminds me of Meursault from the 90s with its broad-shouldered richness and balancing minerality. RKL A bit more reticent on the nose than the Clos des Prouges. Rich start and then a streak of lime fruit. More finesse than the Prouges but it deserves a bit more time.2021 - 2026 16.5 + points." Jancis Robinson, jancisrobinson.com Nov 2020 "An overtly floral nose features plenty of green apple and citrus components where the latter element is also very much present on the elegant and pure middle weight flavors that exude a bracing salinity on the bone dry and lingering finale where the only nit is a touch of warmth. Lovely. 90-92 points." Allen Meadows, Burghound, Dec 2020
WHITE 2019 Domaine Michelot - Meursault Clos St Felix, Monople 75cl £185 per case of 6 Domaine Michelot
2019 / / 75cl
£185 per case of 6
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WHITE 2019 Domaine Michelot - Meursault Genevrières 1er cru 75cl £310 per case of 6 Domaine Michelot
2019 / / 75cl
£310 per case of 6
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Tasting NotesMore open and aromatic than any vintage of Genevrières I can remember, with white flowers, candied citrus fruits and minerality. Nothing unbalanced or 'hot' about the palate at all, with citrus and tropical fruit notes and an extremely long and intense finish of spice. Likely drinking sooner than other vintages, perhaps from 3 years. RKL
WHITE 2019 Domaine Michelot - Meursault Les Charmes 1er cru 75cl £290 per case of 6 Domaine Michelot
2019 / / 75cl
£290 per case of 6
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WHITE 2019 Domaine Michelot - Meursault Les Grands Charrons 75cl £190 per case of 6 Domaine Michelot
2019 / / 75cl
£190 per case of 6
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WHITE 2019 Domaine Michelot - Santenay Blanc Les Gravières 1er cru 75cl £165 per case of 6 Domaine Michelot
2019 / / 75cl
£165 per case of 6
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RED 2019 Drouhin Laroze - Fixin 'Laroze de Drouhin' 75cl £260 per case of 12 Drouhin Laroze
2019 / / 75cl
£260 per case of 12
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Tasting NotesThe Laroze de Drouhin label signifies wines made at the domaine but from fruit bought from vineyards owned by the Drouhin's friends and neighbours. Intense and ripe blackcurrant aromas on the nose, almost confected; but still with enough on the nose to suggest some complex ageing potential. The palate is extremely accomplished; huge succulent black fruit but vv fresh, vv good acidity, soft but full tannins, this could convert claret drinkers to Burgundy. The softness of the tannins does not suggest huge longevity, but let’s not worry about that, there is masses of immediate to medium term enjoyment on offer! RKL
WHITE 2019 Etienne Sauzet - Puligny Montrachet Champ Gain 1er cru 75cl £395 per case of 6 Etienne Sauzet
2019 / / 75cl
£395 per case of 6
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Tasting Notes"The 2019 Puligny-Montrachet Champ Gain 1er Cru comes from the last plot before you reach La Truffière. This also sported a little reduction but less than the Hameau de Blagny, touches of dried apricot and fresh fig coming through with aeration. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity, concentrated and full of energy, quite effervescent towards the zest finish. This will be difficult to resist in its youth. 90-92 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
WHITE 2019 Etienne Sauzet - Puligny Montrachet Les Combettes 1er cru 75cl £640 per case of 6 Etienne Sauzet
2019 / / 75cl
£640 per case of 6
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Tasting Notes"The 2019 Puligny-Montrachet Les Combettes 1er Cru has a tightly wound bouquet, less expressive than the other cuvées, but a few swirls reveal intense mineral-driven malic fruit. Like the aromatics, the palate is beautifully defined and reminds me of Domaine Leflaive in style. The spiciness hits the back palate, hints of lemongrass linger in the mouth after this Les Combettes has departed. Classy but compact at the moment, so do not begrudge cellaring this for 3-5 years. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
WHITE 2019 Etienne Sauzet - Puligny Montrachet Les Perrieres 1er cru 75cl £465 per case of 6 Etienne Sauzet
2019 / / 75cl
£465 per case of 6
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Tasting Notes"The 2019 Puligny-Montrachet Les Perrières 1er Cru sported a lot of reduction on the nose that made it difficult to read on my visit. The palate meanwhile, is clean and fresh, slightly reduced with a dense, concentrated orange pith and mandarin finish. That reduction will go by the time of bottling, although I am more convinced by some of the domaine's other cuvées at this early juncture. 90-92 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2019 Hudelot Baillet - Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits 75cl £195 per case of 12 Hudelot Baillet
2019 / / 75cl
£195 per case of 12
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Tasting NotesThe first time we tasted his Hautes Côte de Nuits, Dominique commented that growers are increasingly looking at plots at the tops of their slopes. Labelled as 'Hautes Côtes', they often echo the style of the nearby village. The 2019 from cask is a little dominated by oak aromas at present (to be expected) but there is underlying fruit which will assert itself with a couple of years in bottle. The tannins are very fine, finer than in the last two vintages. Silky and concentrated rather than rustic power this year. RKL
RED 2019 Hudelot Baillet - Bourgogne Pinot Noir 75cl £165 per case of 12 Hudelot Baillet
2019 / / 75cl
£165 per case of 12
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Tasting NotesFrom a small plot of vines in Chambolle. Dark brambly fruits on the nose, cherry jam, well-integrated oak and some heady floral (rose petal) aromas too. Notable intensity and depth for a generic bourgogne. On the palate there is a great density and texture, with already silky tannins. Only the moderate length would mark this out as a bourgogne rather than a higher classification if tasted blind; otherwise this is a lot of wine for the money. RKL
RED 2019 Hudelot Baillet - Chambolle Musigny Les Borniques 1er cru 75cl £495 per case of 6 Hudelot Baillet
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£495 per case of 6
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Tasting NotesFrom a plot of old vines in 'Les Borniques', a tiny premier cru which Dominique used to blend into his other wines, as there was barely enough to bottle on its own. Les Borniques is in a brilliant location, bordering the Musigny grand cru. Cask sample not tasted. RKL
RED 2019 Hudelot Baillet - Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes 1er cru 75cl £320 per case of 6 Hudelot Baillet
2019 / / 75cl
£320 per case of 6
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Tasting Notes30 to 60 year old vines on limestone soils. This is super-refined and simply floats on the palate, unexpected after the steady progression in intensity of the first three wines. Fresh, great delicacy and complexity, a very elegant 1er Cru Chambolle in the making. RKL
RED 2019 Hudelot Baillet - Chambolle Musigny Les Cras 1er cru 75cl £340 per case of 6 Hudelot Baillet
2019 / / 75cl
£340 per case of 6
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Tasting NotesFrom vines growing in a plot in Dominique's back garden, beneath which his newly excavated cellar lies. Dominique suggests 6-8 years bottle age for Les Cras. Cask sample not tasted. RKL
RED 2019 Hudelot Baillet - Chambolle Musigny Vieilles Vignes 75cl £220 per case of 6 Hudelot Baillet
2019 / / 75cl
£220 per case of 6
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Tasting NotesFrom 60-80 year-old vines. Dark blackcurrant, kirsch and some raspberry aromas, but rather closed on the nose at present. The tannins are extremely fine, a step change from the previous two wines. Also some stony minerality and a long progression on the palate to mark the change up. On a second tasting after some air, the velvety tannins are even more the focal point. RKL
WHITE 2019 Jean Pascal at Fils - Auxey Duresses Blanc 75cl £220 per case of 12 Jean Pascal at Fils
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£220 per case of 12
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Tasting NotesIncreased concentration over the generic wine, but more refined and precise at the same time too. Nose shows white and exotic fruits, with really focused acidity. White peach and pears on the palate and a background of carefully judged oak. RKL
WHITE 2019 Jean Pascal at Fils - Bourgogne Chardonnay 75cl £140 per case of 12 Jean Pascal at Fils
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£140 per case of 12
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Tasting NotesExpressive and on the nose with white fruits (especially pear). Fresh and rounded on the palate mouth, beautifully balanced between richness and a saline and lemon pith character which gives freshness, another superb Bourgogne Chardonnay from Pascal. RKL
WHITE 2019 Jean Pascal at Fils - Puligny Montrachet Les Enseignères 75cl £180 per case of 6 Jean Pascal at Fils
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£180 per case of 6
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Tasting NotesSome flinty or matchstick aromas on the nose, either from terroir or perhaps reductive winemaking, wonerfully refined and lots of minerality as well as peach. Plenty of potential for both the minerality and fruit character to develop over the next three years. RKL
WHITE 2019 Jean Pascal at Fils - Puligny Montrachet Les Folatières 1er cru 75cl £260 per case of 6 Jean Pascal at Fils
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£260 per case of 6
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Tasting NotesTremendous delicacy and finesse here, and yet at the same time this is undoudtedly more concentrated than any of the wines which precede it. A very clear, textbook progression to 1er cru. White flowers and fruits on the nose and some flinty minerality. This is more approachable than any previous Folatieres we have tried from cask. RKL
RED 2019 Jeannin-Naltet - Mercurey Clos des Grands Voyens 1er cru 75cl £220 per case of 12 Jeannin-Naltet
2019 / / 75cl
£220 per case of 12
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Tasting NotesA beautiful walled vineyard site (in the centre of the photo below, just in front of the woods). All 5 ha are owned by Jeannin-Naltet, making this a 'monopole'. Planted at a very high density, 10,000 vines per hectare. 25-30% new oak. Dark fruit character on the nose, even some cassis notes, with lovely purity and intensity. Complexity and depth apparent. Lovely richness in the mouth with dark, almost Cote de Nuits fruit flavours. Ripe tannins and balanced acidity. After the immediacy of the entry it (surprisingly) shows a good level of elegance and finesse on the finish. (Linear). RKL
RED 2019 Jeannin-Naltet - Mercurey Les Nauges 1er cru 75cl £235 per case of 12 Jeannin-Naltet
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£235 per case of 12
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Tasting NotesVery different nose, with added vegetal and almost farmyard notes. Similar if not more richness and intensity.Much more structured than previous with stronger tannic frame. Denser texture. This will need longer. RKL
RED 2019 Joseph Voillot - Pommard Les Rugiens 1er Cru 75cl £375 per case of 6 Joseph Voillot
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£375 per case of 6
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Tasting NotesFrom Limestone and marl, just 0.25ha of vines planted in 1959. Rounded and rich, great texture, more indulgent than Les Epenots and with less overt mineral character at this stage, this will be all about silky texture on the palate as the tannins meld. RKL
RED 2019 Joseph Voillot - Volnay Les Champans 1er Cru 75cl £275 per case of 6 Joseph Voillot
2019 / / 75cl
£275 per case of 6
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Tasting NotesFrom vines planted in 1934, 1971, 1985. Les Chgampans is a limestone terroir which imparts a chalky character to the tannins, fresh acidity and an underlying minerality. This is really electric on the palate, with lots of freshness but also great depth to the ripe red fruits. Despite the terroir this is the most open and approachable Champans I have tried, and yet there still seems to be lots of complex tannic structure in the background which will develop over 5-7 years. RKL
RED 2019 Joseph Voillot - Volnay Vieilles Vignes 75cl £155 per case of 6 Joseph Voillot
2019 / / 75cl
£155 per case of 6
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Tasting NotesThe village Volnay is from old vines, averaging 50 years of age. These are spread across several parcels totalling under 2 hectares. with an average age of 50 years. Delicate red fruits and floral notes (rose petal) but with more luxurious fruit than we are used to here. This does an amazing tight rope walk between elegance and ripeness, remarkable how it is still so elegant even with all this fruit. RKL
RED 2019 Louis Jadot - Beaune Clos des Couchereaux 1er cru (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot) 75cl £180 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
2019 / / 75cl
£180 per case of 6
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Tasting Notes"The 2019 Beaune Clos des Couchereaux 1er Cru definitely has the most floral of Jadot’s Beaune Premier Crus; rose petal scents infuse the brambly red fruit, mixed with a light marine scent. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins and a keen bead of acidity. This is very elegant and shows impressive poise toward the finish. A delicious Beaune in the making. 2023-2036. 91-93 points." Neal Martin Vinous.com, Dec 2020
WHITE 2019 Louis Jadot - Bienvenues Batard Montrachet grand cru 75cl £885 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
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£885 per case of 3
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Tasting Notes"The 2019 Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru has quite a rich, honeyed bouquet that just deprives this of the same terroir expression as Jadot’s other Grand Crus. The palate is well balanced with a lightly spiced opening, and honeyed in style, offering notes of passion fruit, rhubarb and ginger toward the finish. Very pleasant to drink but it does not quite convey the essence of Bienvenues. 2023-2040. 91-93 points." Neal Martin Vinous.com, Dec 2020
RED 2019 Louis Jadot - Chambertin Clos de Bèze grand cru 75cl £875 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
2019 / / 75cl
£875 per case of 3
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Tasting Notes"The 2019 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru has a lovely bouquet that is wonderfully delineated and focused, presenting a quite intense mixture of red and black fruit tinged with sous-bois and light black truffle aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with bold tannins and a fine bead of acidity. Smooth in texture, it exhibits dark chocolate and brown spice notes, some new oak just masking the terroir expression and delineation on the finish at the moment. Give this at least 4–5 years in bottle and that will be addressed. Just one double barrel produced (460 liters). 2025 - 2048. 93-95 points." Neal Martin, Vinous.com, Dec 2020
RED 2019 Louis Jadot - Chambolle Musigny Baudes 1er cru 75cl £405 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
2019 / / 75cl
£405 per case of 6
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Tasting NotesDark black fruits, deep and intense on the nose, super supple tannins, lots of tensile energy and really great concentration on the mid-palate. RKL "The 2019 Chambolle-Musigny Les Baudes 1er Cru shakes off a little reduction to reveal more black fruit compared to the Feusselottes, broodier and distinctly marine-influenced. The palate is medium-bodied with a touch of licorice on the entry and a long, sweet finish. There is some oak here to be subsumed, but I like the weight and density in the mouth. Give it three or four years in bottle to absorb the wood. 2024 - 2040. 91-93 points." Neal Martin, Vinous.com, Dec 2020 "Aromas of raspberries, rose petals, sweet soil tones and warm spices introduce the 2019 Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Les Baudes (Domaine Gagey), a medium to full-bodied, fleshy and elegantly muscular wine with a concentrated core of fruit, ripe tannins and a long, sapid finish. This cuvée is another fixture among the portfolio's highlights. 92-94 points" William Kelley, RobertParker.com
RED 2019 Louis Jadot - Charmes Chambertin grand cru 75cl £950 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
2019 / / 75cl
£950 per case of 6
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Tasting Notes"The 2019 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru, matured in 50% new oak, comes across a little tight and awkward on the nose compared to the other three Grand Crus that I tasted from the appellation; it never quite coheres. The palate is better: quite lactic in the mouth, with a smooth texture and espresso and dark chocolate notes that at this early stage mask the terroir expression. Hopefully that will be assimilated with time, but I will remain prudent for now. Two barrels produced. 2023-2033. 89-91 points." Neal Martin, Vinous.com, Dec 2020
WHITE 2019 Louis Jadot - Chassagne Montrachet Abbaye de Morgeot 1er cru (Domaine) 75cl £325 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
2019 / / 75cl
£325 per case of 6
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Tasting NotesThis gives a sense of great density on the nose but then also has impressive tension on the palate. The fruit character is of white stone fruits with lots of delicate floral complexity, but the overall effect is of a very ripe and rich style. RKL "The 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet Abbaye de Morgeot 1er Cru has a lovely bouquet of orange blossom, freshly sliced pear and light nectarine aromas, plus a hint of praline in the background. The palate is well balanced with a honeyed opening, quite rich in style, and yet there is wonderful tension. Appealing tropical notes of passion fruit and guava on the finish. This will be irresistible once bottled. 2022 - 2033. 91-93 points." Neal Martin Vinous.com, Dec 2020
WHITE 2019 Louis Jadot - Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot Clos de la Chapelle 1er cru 75cl £325 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
2019 / / 75cl
£325 per case of 6
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Tasting NotesAnother in a line-up of really impressive Chassagnes (a Chassagne year?), very appealing with lots of elegance and charm rather than brute power of structure. This has a great energy with floral aromas, some honey and expressive minerality, very persistent on the palate. RKL "The 2019 Chassagne-Montrachet Morgeot Clos de la Chapelle 1er Cru is well-defined on the nose, offering scents of honeysuckle and yellow plum, then lemon thyme and light crushed stone aromas. The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of acidity. Not quite as harmonious as the Abbaye de Morgeot on the finish; this is slightly more attenuated and bitter at the moment. But it has good potential for a Chassagne made in a classic style. 2022-2032. 90-92 points." Neal Martin Vinous.com, Dec 2020
RED 2019 Louis Jadot - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £570 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
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£570 per case of 6
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Tasting NotesOpen, supple and with the oak influence playing second fiddle to the black fruits and earth. Very good value, the warmer vintages will really help Jadot's Clos Vougeots to be approachable earlier than the wines of old. RKL "The 2019 Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru is very tight on the nose and needed more encouragement from the glass to reveal sultry black fruit mixed with melted tar and light sous-bois aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, quite "solid" in structure, and well defined, revealing a touch of blood orange on the finish. This is a finely crafted Clos de Vougeot that should age well over the next 20–25 years. 2023-2045. 93-95 points." Neal Martin, Vinous.com, Dec 2020
WHITE 2019 Louis Jadot - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot) 75cl £870 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
2019 / / 75cl
£870 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesIntense herbal and minty on the nose with lots of savoury aromas, the palate is then quite muted by contrast (at this stage). Feels like a coiled spring with tonnes of energy and some density, will need 3 years or more to unfurl itself. RKL "The 2019 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru has a very tempting bouquet of lemon curd, frangipane, almond and light white chocolate scents. It is still a little oaky, but that will integrate with time. The palate is well balanced with a rounded, marmalade-tinged opening, then veers toward a curiously "fishy" second half, almost like a Chenin Blanc in style! Maybe this is just a phase it’s going through. Give it 3–5 years in bottle. 2022 - 2038. 91-93 points." Neal Martin, Vinous.com, Dec 2020 "Aromas of confit citrus, crisp orchard fruit and mint mingle with hints of petrol and toasted bread in an incipiently complex bouquet, introducing the 2019 Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot), a full-bodied, multidimensional and muscular wine built around serious reserves of structuring dry extract and girdled by lively acids. Long and chalky, this is very promising. 93-95+ points" William Kelley, RobertParker.com
RED 2019 Louis Jadot - Corton Pougets grand cru (Heritiers Louis Jadot) 75cl £390 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
2019 / / 75cl
£390 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2019 Corton-Pougets Grand Cru was ever so slightly reduced on the nose, but opens with time to reveal quite intense black fruit laced with vanilla. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, very good weight and a fine bead of acidity. This conveys the most energy of the three Corton Grand Crus from Jadot that I tasted. Velvety texture on the finish. Lovely. Just one used barrel produced. 2023-2040. 92-94 points." Neal Martin Vinous.com, Dec 2020 "The 2019 Corton-Pougets Grand Cru (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot) is excellent, unwinding in the glass with notes of cherries, plums, orange rind, dark chocolate, sweet spices and toasty new oak. Medium to full-bodied, fleshy and layered, it's deep and concentrated, with broad shoulders and rich, powdery structuring tannins. As usual, this is a fine proposition for the medium- to long-haul. 93-95 points" William Kelley, RobertParker.com
RED 2019 Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Cazetiers 1er cru 75cl £405 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
2019 / / 75cl
£405 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesThe 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Les Cazetiers 1er Cru has an exquisite bouquet of crystalline red berry fruit laced with minerals, wonderfully delineated and focused. The palate is smooth and sensual on the entry, and very cohesive, with a perfect line of acidity. Pure and ravishing, armed with a satin-textured finish, this is going to be very difficult to resist once in bottle. Superb. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2019 Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 1er cru (Domaine) 75cl £715 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
2019 / / 75cl
£715 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesThis is quite closed on the nose, especially the fruit, but there is an impressive whiff of gunsmoke, herbal aromas, and a gamey character suggesting all sorts of complexity. The overall impression is of super-ripe red and black fruits with plenty of freshness, but the potential is there for this to become a Gevrey of real stature in five to seven years. RKL "The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 1er Cru is surprisingly reticent at first, offering quite strong earthy aromas and gradually opening with sage, thyme and mint. I feel that compared to the other Clos Saint-Jacques, the aromatics never quite click into fifth gear. The palate is medium-bodied with the best backbone of the four Gevrey Premier Crus tasted from Jadot. Spicy black pepper and clove notes furnish the middle and the finish, which feels sustained and persistent, yet I wonder whether it will have the unadulterated charm of the Les Cazetiers when in bottle. We will find out soon. 2024 - 2042. 92-94 points." Neal Martin, Vinous.com, Dec 2020
WHITE 2019 Louis Jadot - Montrachet grand cru 75cl £1,600 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
2019 / / 75cl
£1,600 per case of 3
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2019 Montrachet Grand Cru is tasked with following the stunning Chevalier-Montrachet and, to be frank, it never achieves the same degree of intensity on the nose, coming across rather conservative by comparison. The palate is well balanced with a tang of marmalade enlivening the opening. Very good weight and persistence, as you would demand from a "Monty," yet it does not possess the swagger and hubris of the superior Chevalier. 2025-2045. 93-95 points." Neal Martin Vinous.com, Dec 2020
WHITE 2019 Louis Jadot - Puligny Montrachet Les Folatières 1er cru 75cl £350 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
2019 / / 75cl
£350 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2019 Puligny-Montrachet 1er Cru Les Folatières (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot), which derives from lieu-dit En la Richarde, exhibits aromas of pear, orange oil, white flowers and toasted bread. Medium to full-bodied, layered and multidimensional, it's satiny and complete, with lively acids and a bright, mineral finish. This is very promising. 92-94 points" William Kelley, RobertParker.com
WHITE 2019 Louis Jadot - Puligny Montrachet Les Referts 1er Cru 75cl £325 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
2019 / / 75cl
£325 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesThe 2019 Puligny-Montrachet Les Referts 1er Cru has a subtle, nuanced bouquet of apple blossom and wet limestone aromas infused with touches of yellow flowers. The palate is well balanced, displaying a fine bead of acidity, and rounded on the entry, offering light passion fruit and dried mango notes. This segues into a more spicy final third and a fine saline finish. Enjoy over the next 12–15 years. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2019 Rossignol-Trapet - Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 75cl £180 per case of 6 Rossignol-Trapet
2019 / / 75cl
£180 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesSmoky, deep and open on the nose, red and blue fruits, raspberry, kirsch, herbal and very intense. A superb start. On the palate, soft tannins very fruit-forward, perhaps without quite the length of earlier vintages, but the tannins will likely develop. A tad less elegant on the finish than in other years but that is easy to forgive when there is so much generosity! RKL "The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes comes from vines up to 85 years old. It has a sensual bouquet of brambly red fruit, undergrowth and light truffle aromas. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannins, moderate acidity and decent length. What is missing is a little tension and precision on the finish compared to other vintages. 2023-2030. 86-88 points." Neal Martin, Vinous.com, Dec 2020
RED 2019 Taupenot Merme - Chambolle Musigny 75cl £235 per case of 6 Taupenot Merme
2019 / / 75cl
£235 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2019 Chambolle-Musigny Village has a transparent bouquet with touches of Earl Grey tea interwoven into the lifted red berry scents. There is fine mineralité and that is transposed onto the palate that is very well balanced. Classic in style with a persistent, grainy textured finish and a peppery aftertaste, dare I say, but say I do, this is one of the best damn Chambolle-Musigny Village wines that you will come across in 2019. 90-92 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2019 Taupenot Merme - Charmes Chambertin grand cru 75cl £840 per case of 6 Taupenot Merme
2019 / / 75cl
£840 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2019 Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru has a straightforward, focused bouquet with brambly red fruit, briary and tea leaf aromas, though it just lacks the assertiveness and intensity you seek from a Grand Cru. The palate is better with a light spiced opening, good weight and cohesion with black pepper and sea salt infused red fruit. Quite Mazoyères in terms of structure towards the finish, this will benefit from 4-6 years in bottle. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2019 Taupenot Merme - Corton Rognets Grand Cru 75cl £675 per case of 6 Taupenot Merme
2019 / / 75cl
£675 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2019 Corton-Rognet Grand Cru is quite strict and slightly ferrous on the nose, gradually opening with redcurrant and cranberry fruit, touches of orange blossom and pain d'épices. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, lightly spiced with white pepper and cumin. Modest depth, it feels nicely focused with a persistent saline finish. Very fine. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2019 Taupenot Merme - Gevrey Chambertin 75cl £225 per case of 6 Taupenot Merme
2019 / / 75cl
£225 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Village does not quite have the expressiveness of the Morey Village on the nose and demands more coaxing, a little broody and sultry at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy black fruit with touches of sous-bois and white pepper. Lovely balance here and the precision on the finish compensates for the bashful aromatics. It will need 24 months once in bottle and fingers crossed the nose will step up a gear. 88-90 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2019 Taupenot Merme - Gevrey Chambertin Bel-Air 1er cru 75cl £495 per case of 6 Taupenot Merme
2019 / / 75cl
£495 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2019 Gevrey-Chambertin Bel Air 1er Cru is attractive and fresh on the nose, melted tar and pencil box scents percolating through the red and black fruit, a hint of orange rind with time. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannins, finely tuned with such pretty red cherry and wild strawberry notes on the tart finish. Taupenot referred to this as his "baby Bèze" - a perfectly apt description. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2019 Taupenot Merme - Morey St Denis Le Riotte 1er cru 75cl £410 per case of 6 Taupenot Merme
2019 / / 75cl
£410 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2019 Morey-Saint-Denis La Riotte 1er Cru is stubborn and austere on the nose at the moment, red berry fruit and damp loam aromas/woodland scents gradually unfurling, hints of cepes. The palate is medium-bodied with sappy red fruit mixed with white pepper and sage. Classic in style, nicely focused, this builds in the mouth and exerts good grip on the finish with impressive length on the aftertaste. Great potential but will benefit from cellaring. 92-94 points." Neal Martin, Vinous.com, Dec 2020
RED 2019 Tortochot - Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques 1er cru 75cl £280 per case of 6 Tortochot
2019 / / 75cl
£280 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesTortochot, but not as we know it! Previous vintages of Lavaux from cask have been quite closed but this is immediate and full of vibrant dark fruits and gamey aromas. The underlying minerality is very obvious and will define this wine in a few years, but for now it is all on the fruit. RKL
RED 2019 Tortochot - Gevrey Chambertin Les Corvées 75cl £180 per case of 6 Tortochot
2019 / / 75cl
£180 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesFermented in stainless steel. No new oak used in the elevage, all 1st year barrels. Intense and vibrant fruit on the nose, blackberry, damson, redcurrant and dark cherry, all very immediate. The sense of fullness continues on the palate with juicy black fruits, plenty of ripe tannins present but playing second fiddle to the fruit at the moment. Mineral notes on the finish. A progression in the winemaking style here, less classical and austere but the ripeness is beautifully handled. RKL
RED 2019 Tortochot - Morey St Denis Aux Charmes 1er cru 75cl £250 per case of 6 Tortochot
2019 / / 75cl
£250 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesIntense black and cherry fruits on the nose again, but the palate is distinct from the Gevrey and true to its terroir, with softer tannins and a rounder, fuller palate. Some spice and a palate-coating texture, with earthy notes resonating on the back of the palate. RKL

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