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Burgundy 2022 En Primeur

Burgundy 2022 En Primeur

Burgundy is back with a bang with the 2022 vintage:  A fresh, attractive, and relatively plentiful year, excellent for both reds and whites.  Our offers from this vintage are now out and available to purchase en primeur.  In November, we made our annual cask-tasting visit to the Côte d'Or, to taste the '22s from barrel.  Below, you will find a summary of the growing season and our impressions from our visit. 

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How was the weather in 2022?

After a mild, dry winter, the first green shoots emerged in April, just in time to meet a burst of cold air from the north, bringing threat of frost from 3-11 April.  Happily, at this stage in their development, the buds are covered in fine cotton-like hairs, protecting them the worst of the frosts.

Spring-like weather arrived in mid-April, resulting in rapid vegetative growth and the first flowers just a month later.  Flowering was two weeks earlier than usual.  Budburst was followed by exceptionally warm weather.  Rain came at just the right time before fruit set and the berries developed in hot, sunny weather. Thunderstorms from 21-25 June, brought more much-needed water, although a few hailstorms did cause damage in some areas.

After such a propitious start, an excellent harvest seemed likely, but a series of heatwaves and no rain threatened to change the course of the vintage.  In contrast to 2021, there was no threat of mildew or any other maladies of the vine, but the lack of water became increasingly critical.  In mid-August, chardonnay vines in areas went into physiological shutdown, closing up the stomata in their leaves to conserve water.  The berries shrivelled to a very small size.  Vines in shallow or sandy soils suffered the worst.  Acidity levels were a concern, but it became clear after the vintage that the total acidity in each berry had been preserved as the water content fell, resulting in a final pH not too far off an average year. Rain came in late August, rehydrating the vines and setting the scene for an excellent harvest.

Picking for the Chardonnay vines on the Côte de Beaune started from 20 August, with the rest of the region following on behind.  The last grapes were gathered on the Côte de Nuits, the Hautes Côtes, and in the Chablis region during the third week in September, an unusually long, slow harvest.  Some areas ripened at a different rate to others, but this was also due to human decisions.  The grapes were in excellent health and we are hopeful of a great year for both reds and whites.

Everyone was extremely happy

It may seem a trite observation, but it made a tremendous difference to be greeted by beaming smiles and generous arrays of cask samples.  The contrast with last year was enormous when even the most charming winemakers were exceedingly downcast about the tiny '21 vintage (despite its quality).  We were often able to taste just two or three wines at domaines where we might sometimes be offered a dozen.  This year we were once again privileged to taste some stupendous arrays of premiers and grands crus.  As well as providing us with more buying options (and hence choices available for you), this also gave us more insight into the vintage as a whole.

'Fresh' and 'pretty' are the bywords for 2022

The 2022 vintage is not homogeneous, some growers who picked too late will have made overripe wines.  However, this was not the case with any of the domaines we deal with.  Without exception, we tasted wines with preternatural freshness, given the heat in 2022.  The perception of freshness is made up of a number of elements, not least ripeness levels, but acidity is a key factor.

As wine merchants, we are obsessed with asking winemakers "what's the pH"... a relatively simple marker of acidity that we can understand.  Our conversations reminded us that this is rather simplistic.  The kind of acidity is equally important (malic, tartaric, citric, or lactic).  The '22s have a similar pH to the '20s but are much fresher, with acidity more similar to the 2016s.  Lots of wines also had beautiful salinity (a taste perception linked to succinic acid).

Burgundy is (still) all about people and place

One definition of what makes a wine 'fine' is the intention behind it...a wine made to be more than just a pleasant alcoholic beverage; that expresses something about the place it comes from, the person who made it, or something exceptional in the techniques used.  Burgundy is still an exemplar in this regard.

With the winemakers all smiles and ready to chat, we were reminded of how important intrinsic winemaker personality and vineyard sites are in Burgundy.  The ability of these wines to express the place they come from and the character of the person who made them is astounding.  Some appreciation of this can turn burgundy from being merely a delicious drink into the most beguiling pastime.

If this doesn't float your boat, then quite a lot of the content in our offers will have little meaning for you.  If that's the case, then we are very happy to recommend a selection of reds and white to suit your pocket, please just let us know.  However, we hope that examples like that of Domaine de Suremain in Monthelie will interest you.

When we asked Gwendoline de Suremain (pictured above) what had changed in 2022, she replied, gleefully, "me!".  This is her first vintage as winemaker, taking over from her father, Eric, a guru of biodynamics.  The wines are still made in the same traditional manner in an ancient basket press and wooden vats that would look entirely at home in fifteenth-century Burgundy; but they have undergone a revolution.  Myriad small and not-so-small decisions in the vineyard and winery have accumulated to make huge differences and the wines have a new balance and energy to them.

The vines are adapting...but can they continue to do so?

Despite the challenges, we may well look back on recent years as a Golden Age for Côte d'Or burgundy from small domaines.  Several high profile winemakers have made dire predictions along the lines that "it will be impossible to grow Pinot Noir here in 50 years".  2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022 have all defied expectations to produce great wines from exceptionally hot vintages.  There is no doubt that plant adaptation has made this possible, especially in 2022.  We were becoming complacent about this, until Benoît Eschard at Domaine Jeannin-Naltet in Mercurey pointed out that there may well be a tipping point, when the vines simply can't handle the heat and low rainfall. Hopefully we will have many more vintages like the ones mentioned above, but this shouldn't be taken for granted.

Tell me again, how did the wines taste?

Whites and reds are both excellent.  Both will be drinking young, but have plenty of ability to age.  Think of a cross between the concentration and perfect ripeness of fruit of 2020 and the more energetic acidity of 2016.  The whites tend to show citrus and green fruits and many have a wonderful salty character that adds to the impression of freshness.  The red have particularly fine, ripe and elegant tannins and a generous core of fruit that is held in balance by the fresh acidity.  The wines are almost exactly mid-way between the more concentrated style of recent hot vintages and the more classic style of years like 2021, 2016 and 2014.  They should delight lovers of both styles.

You can see a full list of the wines below, or read the individual release offers here.

Offered en primeur.

White wines expected in spring 2024, and red wines in autumn 2024.

WHITE 2022 Antoine Jobard - Bourgogne Blanc 75cl £156 per case of 6 Antoine Jobard
Bourgogne Blanc
2022 / / 75cl
£156 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Plenty of weight on the palate with a hint of zesty bitter character which adds an extra layer to the complex flavours. Green-apple character to the fore rather than stone fruit. Lots to enjoy here with an abundance of freshness and purity on the palate. Not cheap for a Bourgogne Blanc but has plenty of merit. 16 points" jancisrobinson.com (AWH)------"Bottled four days ago. A fresh and pretty colour. Very clean, lively white fruit. Good crisp salinity behind but equally there is enough flesh. A little ripe citrus too. Drink from 2025-2027. 86-88 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com
WHITE 2022 Antoine Jobard - Meursault Blagny 1er Cru 75cl £690 per case of 6 Antoine Jobard
Meursault Blagny 1er Cru
2022 / / 75cl
£690 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Cask sample. Precise and elegant Meursault premier cru, with hints of orange blossom and crisp citrus-driven acidity to provide the all-important freshness. Excellent purity and a crystalline edge here. Good length and complexity on the finish. A Meursault which will age well, gaining additional complexity. 17.5 points" jancisrobinson.com (AWH)------"Fresh in colour and also in bouquet, the hillside effect playing well. A chiselled stony nose followed by more than adequate flesh on the palate, making an energetic and complete whole. A fine long aftertaste, still full of energy. Drink from 2028-2035. 91-93 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com------"The 2022 Meursault-Blagny ler Cru had a lot of reduction when I tasted it from barrel, though its intensity was clear. The palate is very promising: wonderful tension here, steely and spicier than the Meursault Village, with touches of fennel and white pepper on the finish. Quite feisty and surely one for long-term aging. 92-94 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
WHITE 2022 Antoine Jobard - Meursault Village 75cl £372 per case of 6 Antoine Jobard
Meursault Village
2022 / / 75cl
£372 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Cask sample. A step-up from Jobard’s Bourgogne Blanc but definitely cut from the same cloth. Pithy character to the fruit with minerals and a tension which add lots of freshness. Purity of fruit, a crystalline quality here which is not apparent in many 2022 whites. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com (AWH)------"Mid lemon and lime. The bouquet is not overtly weighty. The hillside vineyards and those below complement each other. There is certainly excellent energy beneath here, a fine thread to freshen the weight of white orchard fruit. Impeccable village Meursault. Drink from 2027-2034. 90-92 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com
WHITE 2022 Bachey-Legros - Bourgogne Blanc St Martin 75cl £195 per case of 12 Bachey-Legros
Bourgogne Blanc St Martin
2022 / / 75cl
£195 per case of 12
IB
RED 2022 Bachey-Legros - Chassagne Montrachet 'Les Plantes' Momières Vieilles Vignes 75cl £295 per case of 12 Bachey-Legros
Chassagne Montrachet 'Les Plantes' Momières Vieilles Vignes
2022 / / 75cl
£295 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2022 Bachey-Legros - Chassagne-Montrachet 'Morgeot' Les Petits Clos Vieilles Vignes 1er Cru 75cl £295 per case of 6 Bachey-Legros
Chassagne-Montrachet 'Morgeot' Les Petits Clos Vieilles Vignes 1er Cru
2022 / / 75cl
£295 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesBeautiful citrus aromas, candied-lemon rind, acacia honey and oak, with energy provided by reductive struck-match aromas on the nose. The wine explodes on the mid-palate but shows a restrained steeliness, salinity and excellent acidity. Sam says this plot is on deep red soils, composed of clay and limestone; deep soil for 1er cru, hence the power and depth. RKL
WHITE 2022 Bachey-Legros - Santenay Blanc Clos Les Gravières 1er cru 75cl £310 per case of 12 Bachey-Legros
Santenay Blanc Clos Les Gravières 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£310 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesEach time we taste this it evokes comparisons with Meursault. From younger vines in the northern part of Santenay, at a lower elevation, hence riper in style than Sous La Roche. This is mostly a young vine cuvée but from complex soils. Soft and plush on the palate, balanced by salinity, immediately noticeable, and lots of citrus fruit. More layered and complex, with a note of iodine on the finish. The salty-iodine character note and fresh acidity are a counterpoint to the ripeness. RKL
WHITE 2022 Bachey-Legros - Santenay Blanc Sous La Roche 75cl £260 per case of 12 Bachey-Legros
Santenay Blanc Sous La Roche
2022 / / 75cl
£260 per case of 12
IB
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 grapes are passed through a gentle pneumatic press at low pressure soon after harvesting. Alcoholic fermentation takes place at very low temperatures, in barrel, with particular emphasis on lees management, which contributes roundness and complexity of aroma. The wine spends 12 to 15 months in cask, 20-25% new, with regular bâtonnage until malolactic starts. Delightful freshness and citrus fruit on the nose, quite intense, really nice energy, glycerine texture, full-on attack, then gradually diminishes the on mid-palate, reasserting itself on the finish. Very good balancing acidity keeping the whole impression fresh, with a bit of salinity on the finish. RKL
RED 2022 Bachey-Legros - Santenay Rouge 'Clos des Hâtes' Vieilles Vignes 75cl £220 per case of 12 Bachey-Legros
Santenay Rouge 'Clos des Hâtes' Vieilles Vignes
2022 / / 75cl
£220 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesFrom vines planted in 1935. A great all-round village-level red burgundy with some good weight to it. Really nice intensity on the nose, beautifully ‘composed’; raspberry, black cherry, myrtle and thyme. Lovely balance to the palate, deep and spicy, fine tannins giving a soft texture. Perfect ripeness levels. Very straight and pure.
RED 2022 Bachey-Legros - Santenay Rouge Clos Rousseau 75cl £295 per case of 12 Bachey-Legros
Santenay Rouge Clos Rousseau
2022 / / 75cl
£295 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesDark, powerful and intense core; dark earthy black cherry and cassis. A brilliant attack, expands, then puckers up the mouth with its tannins, firm but refined, evolving and eventually fading elegantly. Very good length. Not focused or expansive, just long! Very impressive, a reminder of just how good Bachey-Legros’ top sites can be. In previous vintages we have commented on the similarity with wines from Vosne-Romanee and the comparison holds true for 2022! RKL
RED 2022 Bachey-Legros - Santenay Rouge 'Clos Rousseau Les Fourneaux' Vieilles Vignes 75cl £320 per case of 12 Bachey-Legros
Santenay Rouge 'Clos Rousseau Les Fourneaux' Vieilles Vignes
2022 / / 75cl
£320 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"Les Fourneaux" is a lieu-dit within the Clos Rousseau Premier Cru, one of the Santenay's best sites. Most of the vineyard was planted in 1914! The 2022 is even more intense than the 'straight' Clos Rousseau. Intense dark fruits on the nose, lifted, fresh, floral and perfumed. The palate also has more salinity (Sam confirms this is more pronounced here than in Clos Rousseau). The tannins are rounder and finer than Clos Rousseau and the wine has an inky, powerful depth. Lots of concentration, but ultimately this is about refinement, structure, and complexity. RKL
WHITE 2022 Borgeot - Bourgogne Blanc Clos de la Carbonade 75cl £175 per case of 12 Borgeot
Bourgogne Blanc Clos de la Carbonade
2022 / / 75cl
£175 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesFrom a walled vineyard in Bouzeron, owned entirely by the Borgeots, hence this is a monopole for the domaine. 20% new oak this year, due to the need to lay in more barrels for the larger '22 vintage. The fruit from Clos Carbonade is able to balance the oak, with aromas of ozone-freshness, pear and strawberry (yes, a red fruit aroma). A lovely creamy texture to the palate. RKL
RED 2022 Borgeot - Bourgogne Pinot Noir 75cl £175 per case of 12 Borgeot
Bourgogne Pinot Noir
2022 / / 75cl
£175 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes15% new oak this year. Smoky, dark cherry aromas, a complete 'wow' on the nose. Then a big, succulent core of dark and red fruit on the palate. Despite being on the fruit, this is in perfect balance. Excellent. RKL
WHITE 2022 Borgeot - Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean 1er cru 75cl £360 per case of 6 Borgeot
Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£360 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesThe Clos St Jean premier cru is known best-known for pinot noir, but the Borgeots are unusual in having an excellent holdings of 60-year old chardonnay vines here. The Clos has Benedictine origins dating back a thousand years and faces east, protecting it from some of the hottest temperatures in summer. This cru often distinguishes itself by its delicacy, but this year there is lots of power and concentration too. More layered flavours and expansive than the Vieilles Vignes, with a saline character and a sweet-sour contrast between the ripeness of the fruit and the fresh acidity. RKL
WHITE 2022 Borgeot - Chassagne Montrachet Village Vieilles Vignes 75cl £295 per case of 6 Borgeot
Chassagne Montrachet Village Vieilles Vignes
2022 / / 75cl
£295 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesThe Borgeots have excellent holdings in Chassagne, with Chardonnay vines up to 60 years old, producing low yields of very concentrated fruit. The elevage is in up to 25% new oak. Intense green apple and some citrus on the nose, struck-match aromas, taut on the palate, flavours of perfectly red ripe-skinned apple and pear, lemon pith texture, hints of woodsmoke and crushed rock on the finish. RKL
WHITE 2022 Borgeot - Santenay Blanc Clos de la Comme Dessus Blanc 75cl £145 per case of 6 Borgeot
Santenay Blanc Clos de la Comme Dessus Blanc
2022 / / 75cl
£145 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesComme Dessus is a lieu-dit vineyard , directly above the premier cru 'La Comme'. Fermented 50:50 in vat and barrel, with 25% of the barrels being new. Alive with mineral aromas of crushed rock, flint and white flowers on the nose. Supple and silky-textured palate, with rich citrus and orchard fruits. A great value single vineyard white burgundy, a partner to Borgeot's red Santenay Vieilles Vignes. RKL
RED 2022 Borgeot - Santenay Rouge Vieilles Vignes 75cl £115 per case of 6 Borgeot
Santenay Rouge Vieilles Vignes
2022 / / 75cl
£115 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes20% new oak this year. Raspberry, black tea and some graphite on the nose. Powerful tannins, even more so than usual, but then there is a really deep core of juicy red fruits, like a punnet of raspberries, to balance the structure and assure us that this will turn out beautifully with around 2 - 3 years in bottle. One of the best-value red burgundies to be had. RKL
WHITE 2022 5 cases Château de Chamilly - Montagny 'Les Jardins' 1er cru 75cl £250 per case of 12 Château de Chamilly
Montagny 'Les Jardins' 1er cru
2022 / 5 cases / 75cl
£250 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesLes Jardins is fermented and aged in oak, with just 10% new and the remainder up to ten years old; so the effect is more about micro-oxygenation and giving the wine texture on the palate. The vines face North North-East, so catch the morning sun more than the afternoon. This gives Les Jardins and cool, crisp character with elevated acidity. Pithy lemon texture, fine citrus fruits with lots of delicacy and purity. The direct, vivid style of the wine captures both the terroir and Armand's bright personality. A very good vintage for Les Jardins. Drinking from 2025-2032. RKL
WHITE 2022 20 cases Château de Chamilly - Montagny 'les Reculerons' 75cl £175 per case of 12 Château de Chamilly
Montagny 'les Reculerons'
2022 / 20 cases / 75cl
£175 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesIntense, smoky, flinty minerality and fine citrus, stone fruit and floral notes on the nose. The palate has the distinctive lemon-pith texture and flavour often found in Chamilly's whites. Very fine and balancing acidity. Fermented and aged in stainless steel, this has great precision and purity of fruit, like a riper version of Chablis. Drink from late-2024. RKL
RED 2022 Domaine des Lambrays - Clos des Lambrays grand cru 75cl £1,410 per case of 3 Domaine des Lambrays
Clos des Lambrays grand cru
2022 / / 75cl
£1,410 per case of 3
IB
Tasting Notes"A cool, airy and beautifully layered nose is comprised by liqueur-like aromas of essence of red and dark currant, violet, rose petal and crushed fennel wisps. There is superb depth to the moderately dense and equally seductively textured flavors that possess a sophisticated mouthfeel before terminating a well-balanced, youthfully austere and impressively long finish. This refined yet powerful effort is quite tightly wound and is clearly a wine built for long-term cellaring. Excellent. 93-96 points" Allen Meadows' Burghound------"A fine even deep ruby purple. The bouquet is backward with still a suggested intensity of fruit that can easily cope with the stems. Beautifully suave with an enveloping dark red fruit, a very graceful finish on silky, refined tannins, and we don’t often say silky for Morey St Denis. They are caressing, according to Jacques. The floral touch works throughout, beautifully long and sensual. Drink from 2032-2042+. 96-98 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com
RED 2022 Domaine des Lambrays - Morey St Denis Clos Sorbé 1er Cru 75cl £840 per case of 6 Domaine des Lambrays
Morey St Denis Clos Sorbé 1er Cru
2022 / / 75cl
£840 per case of 6
IB
RED 2022 Domaine des Lambrays - Morey St Denis Les Loups 1er Cru 75cl £630 per case of 6 Domaine des Lambrays
Morey St Denis Les Loups 1er Cru
2022 / / 75cl
£630 per case of 6
IB
WHITE 2022 Domaine J.A. Ferret - Pouilly Fuissé "Le Clos de Jeanne" 1er cru 75cl £245 per case of 6 Domaine J.A. Ferret
Pouilly Fuissé "Le Clos de Jeanne" 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£245 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Le Clos de Jeanne is a gently sloping single parcel that faces east. It is located between the house of Domaine Ferret and the village church. This parcel, the smallest among those that produce the Têtes de Cru and Hors Classe cuvées, covers 0.69 hectares right next to the domaine's buildings. Since 2020 vintage, and the 1ers Cru arrival in our appellation, this wine, situated in the heart of 1er Cru "Les Perrières", change his name in honor of Jeanne Ferret's mind. The plot is still the same. Half the vines just reached 35 years old, while the rest just turn their 50th birthday. These deep sandy loams are derived from sedimentary clays and don't contain any stony material. The bedrock features seams of limestone and marl-limestone. Fermentations and ageing take place in casks of which 25% of cask new, 75% of cask from 1 to 3 wines for 10 months. Then the ageing ends in stainless steel tank always with all their lees for another 9 months. Bottling at the end of March 2023." J.A. Ferret
WHITE 2022 Domaine J.A. Ferret - Pouilly Fuissé "Tournant de Pouilly" 1er cru 75cl £345 per case of 6 Domaine J.A. Ferret
Pouilly Fuissé "Tournant de Pouilly" 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£345 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Tournant de Pouilly' more restraint on the nose, similar level of fruit intensity on the palate but lovely balance and more finesse." RKL------"Based in the northern part of Fuissé, just on the borders of the hamlet of Pouilly, the Tournant de Pouilly is a vineyard of one hectare in area, split between two parcels, planted on a gentle slope that faces north-east. This historic vineyard is a part of 1er Cru "Les Reisses". Planted by Jean-Alfred Ferret in 1995, 1963 and 1964, the vines from this parcel are, on average, a little bit older than 60 years old, one of the oldest vineyards owned by the Domaine. This deep clay loam soil contains lots of limestone, but little in the way of stones. It is derived from the pale loams of the Dogger. Fermentations and ageing take place in casks: 25% of new cask, 75% of cask from 1 to 3 wines for 10 months. The ageing continued in stainless steel tanks, always with all their lees for another 9 months. Bottled just like the Ménétrières, at the very last days of March 2022. Always a bit austere and shy at first glance, it is undoubtedly the most "chic" of the selections with its chalky touch and its fresh and persistent finish." J.A. Ferret Fermentations and ageing take place in casks of which 25% of cask new, 75% of cask from 1 to 3 wines for 10 months. Then the ageing ends in stainless steel tank always with all their lees for another 9 months. Bottling at the end of March 2023." J.A. Ferret
WHITE 2022 Domaine J.A. Ferret - Pouilly Fuissé "Tournant de Pouilly" 1er cru 75cl £345 per case of 6 Domaine J.A. Ferret
Pouilly Fuissé "Tournant de Pouilly" 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£345 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Tournant de Pouilly' more restraint on the nose, similar level of fruit intensity on the palate but lovely balance and more finesse." RKL------"Based in the northern part of Fuissé, just on the borders of the hamlet of Pouilly, the Tournant de Pouilly is a vineyard of one hectare in area, split between two parcels, planted on a gentle slope that faces north-east. This historic vineyard is a part of 1er Cru "Les Reisses". Planted by Jean-Alfred Ferret in 1995, 1963 and 1964, the vines from this parcel are, on average, a little bit older than 60 years old, one of the oldest vineyards owned by the Domaine. This deep clay loam soil contains lots of limestone, but little in the way of stones. It is derived from the pale loams of the Dogger. Fermentations and ageing take place in casks: 25% of new cask, 75% of cask from 1 to 3 wines for 10 months. The ageing continued in stainless steel tanks, always with all their lees for another 9 months. Bottled just like the Ménétrières, at the very last days of March 2022. Always a bit austere and shy at first glance, it is undoubtedly the most "chic" of the selections with its chalky touch and its fresh and persistent finish." J.A. Ferret Fermentations and ageing take place in casks of which 25% of cask new, 75% of cask from 1 to 3 wines for 10 months. Then the ageing ends in stainless steel tank always with all their lees for another 9 months. Bottling at the end of March 2023." J.A. Ferret
WHITE 2022 Domaine J.A. Ferret - Pouilly-Fuissé "Clos de Prouges" Tete de Cru 75cl £245 per case of 6 Domaine J.A. Ferret
Pouilly-Fuissé "Clos de Prouges" Tete de Cru
2022 / / 75cl
£245 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesSituated right in the centre of the village of Fuissé, this Clos is just over two "hectares" in size and is planted on a shallow slope that faces east. Although a small parcel of vines was planted in 2003, most of the vineyard dates back to 1956, and is therefore more than 60 years old, making it one of the oldest owned by the domaine. The soil is derived from limestone-rich marls deposited during the upper Bathonian. The 2022 Prouges is ripe with excellent concentration and richness on the nose; but on the palate, very welcome fresh acidity balancing the broad and richly layered fruit. RKL------"Slightly riper yet still fresh aromas offer up notes of exotic tea, spice, pear liqueur and slightly more prominent wood. As is usually the case, there is better volume to the more energetic medium weight flavors that exude evident minerality on the balanced, long and delicious finale. This could use better depth but the potential to develop it certainly appears to be present. 2028+. 90-93 points." Allen Meadows, Burghound
WHITE 2022 1 case Domaine Michelot - Bourgogne Cote d'Or Chardonnay 75cl £230 per case of 12 Domaine Michelot
Bourgogne Cote d'Or Chardonnay
2022 / 1 case / 75cl
£230 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesFrom various parcels of vines around Meursault. Fermented and aged for 1 year in 500l oak barrels, with no new oak. Intense and rich citrus fruit on the nose, smoky, struck-match reductive aromas. The palate is concentrated with a lovely texture, not from glycerin (which often adds a textural quality), but from something more complex. It has some of the richness associated with Meursault wines, but also fresh and with lots of energy. Outstanding Bourgogne Chardonnay, if only there were more of it. RKL------"Only in 500 litre wood. Pale lemon colour. An interesting suggestion of linseed as well as the more expected white fruit. This is something ephemeral though as there is no further sign on the palate. Good tension, white apple flesh and a little citrus. Medium plus weight for the appellation and good length. Drink from 2024-2026. 86-88 points." Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy
WHITE 2022 1 case Domaine Michelot - Meursault Clos St Felix, Monople 75cl £295 per case of 6 Domaine Michelot
Meursault Clos St Felix, Monople
2022 / 1 case / 75cl
£295 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesThe Clos St Felix is a walled vineyard directly adjoining the winery. Nicolas' grandfather used to tell the story of how he knew this was a warmer site than the surrounding vineyards. As a young man during the occupation, he would come home from visiting his girlfriend on cold winter nights after curfew. Hopping over the wall into the Clos St Felix, he would immediately notice the warmer temperatures! The 2022 has lots of flint and iodine on the nose and the same roundness and texture on the palate, but it is more focused and linear too, with very fine acidity. More intense on the finish, with excellent length. RKL------"Pale in colour, perhaps a lemon tint. Reductive on the nose which is hiding the fruit. I can pick up greater intensity compared to Sous la Velle, but the reduction hides it a little. Oyster shells at the finish, unexpectedly. Drink from 2027-2033. 89-92 points." Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy
WHITE 2022 3 cases Domaine Michelot - Meursault Genevrières 1er cru 75cl £495 per case of 6 Domaine Michelot
Meursault Genevrières 1er cru
2022 / 3 cases / 75cl
£495 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesTremendous power but also super-smooth. As we have said before, if Meursault had a grand cru, it would be Genevrières, as demonstrated by the depth of concentration and supremely long finish. RKL------"Pale lemon in colour. At first sniff the Genevrières is more generous than the Charmes, or at least slightly riper. Herbs and honeysuckle, but with the stones in the background. Sort of like Vaillons in Chablis, this also gives a drier finish on lemon scented stones. An interesting contrast to the Charmes. Lovely aftertaste. My first sniff was misleading. Drink from 2029-2037. 92-95 points." Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy
WHITE 2022 1 case Domaine Michelot - Meursault Les Charmes 1er cru 75cl £475 per case of 6 Domaine Michelot
Meursault Les Charmes 1er cru
2022 / 1 case / 75cl
£475 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesTrue to its name, Les Charmes is charming, with a softness to the texture, delicate aromas of white flowers and lovely salinity. The persistence on the palate marks this out as a step up from the preceding wines, with beautiful crushed-rock minerality on the finish. RKL------"Pale colour with a most promising nose, the ample side of Charmes but held in balance, showing the precision of this excellent white wine vintage. This starts well then accelerates with class across the whole of the palate. Not too fleshy, this comes across as quite a refined Meursault Charmes. Drink from 2029-2037. 92-94 points." Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy
WHITE 2022 3 cases Domaine Michelot - Meursault Les Grands Charrons 75cl £330 per case of 6 Domaine Michelot
Meursault Les Grands Charrons
2022 / 3 cases / 75cl
£330 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesThe Grands Charrons vines are at the same elevation as the premier cru vineyards and this would probably be rated at that level, but for the cool winds that come from the valley of Auxey-Duresses, lowering the temperature a fraction. Pronounced iodine and saline notes, soft and floral on the palate, with a distinctive roundness. This is a great year for terroir expression, the subtle differences between sites is so clear. RKL "Mid lemon yellow. The bouquet is more generous in fruit with a light floral note as well. Immediately explosive fruit but well poised on the palate, a light touch of mineral bitterness to finish, and medium plus length., even slightly saline at the finish. Plenty to build on here. Drink from 2027-2034. 90-92 points." Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy
WHITE 2022 10 cases Domaine Michelot - Meursault Village 75cl £255 per case of 6 Domaine Michelot
Meursault Village
2022 / 10 cases / 75cl
£255 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesFrom ten parcels around the village. The Mestre's aim with this wine is to blend the various components to make a wine that is as representative of the village as possible. Few domaines have such an array of terroirs at their disposal, so this wine is one of the best exemplars of the village. 80% barrel fermented and aged, half in barrique and half in 500l casks. The remaining 20% is made in ceramic 'eggs' and glass globes. Nicolas is continually experimenting with these vessels to give texture to the wines, whilst allowing them to express their terrroir. Intense flint and struck match aromas, some saline notes on the palate, balancing a soft, rounded texture. Lovely savoury hazelnut character. RKL------"Pale colour with a touch of sulphur on the nose, certainly more tension. Starts well and then builds, with predominantly fresh apple notes, the fruit covering the wood and becoming more complex than expected further back on the palate. Drink from 2026-2031. 89-92 points." Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy
WHITE 2022 2 cases Domaine Michelot - Santenay Blanc Les Gravières 1er cru 75cl £230 per case of 6 Domaine Michelot
Santenay Blanc Les Gravières 1er cru
2022 / 2 cases / 75cl
£230 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesPrevious solar vintages of this wine have had an almost tropical character to the fruit. In this vintage, the premier cru status of Les Gravières shows itself more in the delicacy and finesse to the fruit, which is layered and very precise. Intense saline and iodine notes on the finish. RKL
RED 2022 Hudelot Baillet - Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits 75cl £220 per case of 12 Hudelot Baillet
Bourgogne Hautes Côtes de Nuits
2022 / / 75cl
£220 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2022 Bourgogne Rouge Hautes-Côtes de Nuits, picked around ten days later than other cuvées, had been bottled just before my visit. Well-defined on the nose, the fruit is slightly darker than the Bourgogne Rouge. The palate is medium-bodied with a sapid entry and fine tannins. It's juicy with a touch of spice toward the finish. 90 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2022 Hudelot Baillet - Bourgogne Pinot Noir 75cl £195 per case of 12 Hudelot Baillet
Bourgogne Pinot Noir
2022 / / 75cl
£195 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2022 Bourgogne Rouge has a light, slightly earthy bouquet with raspberry and briar scents, well-knit and focused. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannins. It's juicy, yet there is structure and commendable precision on the finish. One of the best Bourgogne Rouge that I tasted. 89 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2022 Hudelot Baillet - Chambolle Musigny Les Borniques 1er cru 75cl £630 per case of 6 Hudelot Baillet
Chambolle Musigny Les Borniques 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£630 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesSOLD OUT------"The 2022 Chambolle-Musigny Les Borniques ler Cru, one of the "up and coming" Premiers of Chambolle, has a minerally, open nose- more black than red fruit, touches of incense emerging with time. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins. It's more understated and less minerally than Les Charmes, with a succulent blueberry and cassis-tinged fish. Perhaps the most seductive of their 2022s this vintage. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2022 Hudelot Baillet - Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes 1er cru 75cl £395 per case of 6 Hudelot Baillet
Chambolle Musigny Les Charmes 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£395 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesON ALLOCATION------------"The 2022 Chambolle-Musigny Les Charmes 1er Cru comes from two barrels and is aged in 25% new aak. This is much more complex and nuanced on the nose than the Vieilles Vignes: very focused with ebullient red fruit laced with violet. The palate is medium-bodied with good density on the entry. It's quite structured for a Chambolle with some firm tannins on the finish, but sufficient fruit keeps it balanced and poised. 91-93 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2022 Hudelot Baillet - Chambolle Musigny Les Cras 1er cru 75cl £420 per case of 6 Hudelot Baillet
Chambolle Musigny Les Cras 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£420 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesSOLD OUT------"The 2022 Chambolle-Musigny Les Cras 1er Cru is more transparent and mineral-driven than the Charmes, the limestone soils flooding through the aromatics, defining them. The palate is medium-bodied with crunchy red fruit and gentle grip. It's quite energetic with a tensile finish. Once this fills out during the remainder of its barrel maturation, this will be a great Chambolle. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2022 Hudelot Baillet - Chambolle Musigny Vieilles Vignes 75cl £280 per case of 6 Hudelot Baillet
Chambolle Musigny Vieilles Vignes
2022 / / 75cl
£280 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2022 Chambolle-Musigny Vieilles Vignes comes from six parcels from around the appellation. There is a touch of reduction on the nose, dark berry fruit mixed with iris flower and a touch of pencil box. A little introspective at the moment. The palate is medium-bodied with a candied entry, quite sweet with a lot of sucrosity. Maybe that detracts from its complexity towards the finish, which tapers when you want it to fan out. It's not bad, but it needs to gain some flesh in the coming months. 89-91 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
WHITE 2022 Jean Collet & Fils - Chablis 75cl £150 per case of 12 Jean Collet & Fils
Chablis
2022 / / 75cl
£150 per case of 12
IB
WHITE 2022 Jean Collet & Fils - Chablis Les Forets 1er cru 75cl £130 per case of 6 Jean Collet & Fils
Chablis Les Forets 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£130 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesLes Forêts is on the Montmains slopes and forms a natural amphitheatre, making it warmer than Montmains. The vineyard was replanted in 2008 by Romain's father and has been organic since day 1. This was aged in 90% concrete eggs and 10% oak. Saline and steely on the palate with lots of energy, it is nevertheless rounder than the Montmains, with more texture. RKL------"Pale lemon and lime. Here the reduction is more noticeable, but note that this wine has not yet been racked. There is noticeably more density here than the Montmains, a little lime rinse to the concentrated fruit, and fine length. Adequate tension this year. Drink from 2026-2032. Tasted: July 2023. 90-93 points." Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy
WHITE 2022 Jean Collet & Fils - Chablis Les Vaillons 1er cru 75cl £130 per case of 6 Jean Collet & Fils
Chablis Les Vaillons 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£130 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesThe 10 ha Vaillons 1er cru is the largest in the appellation. Collet's vines here have been organic since 2008. Fermented 90% in stainless steel, then aged one third in large old wooden foudre, one third in used oak barrels and one third in tank. Romain pointed out that with the size of Vaillons, maturity can vary, hence he vinifies different plots individually. The 2022 Vaillons has it all..intensity, richness, minerality and saline notes, with a soft floral mid-palate and a hint of smoke. Very long. Romain says he prefers his 1er cru at around 4-5 years, so drink this from 2026, if you can wait. RKL------"Just filtered. Pale in colour and the nose has been slightly stripped. Entirely white fruit, with concentration, perhaps a hint of lemon, the stones and the flesh, but a bit muted. The persistence is there, so this may just be unwilling to declare itself today. Drink from 2027-2032. Tasted: July 2023 89-92 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com
WHITE 2022 Jean Collet & Fils - Chablis Montee de Tonnere 1er cru 75cl £140 per case of 6 Jean Collet & Fils
Chablis Montee de Tonnere 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£140 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesHere Romain has two plots and says one gives minerality, the other, richness. 100% fermented in oak barrels, 5% of it new. Closed on the nose but with a harmonious, intense impression. Builds slowly on the mid-palate, expanding to show impressive breadth. Lime fruit, minerality and salinity on the very long finish. RKL------"Pale lemon yellow. This is quite backward but with greater energy at the back of the palate. Some greener floral notes along with fresh yellow fruit. Good tension, still a baby, but showing promise. Drink from 2027-2034. Tasted: July 2023 91-93 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com
WHITE 2022 Jean Collet & Fils - Chablis Montmains 1er cru 75cl £120 per case of 6 Jean Collet & Fils
Chablis Montmains 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£120 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesFrom five parcels on Montmains, 100% fermented and aged in stainless steel. Romain commented that there was lots of millerandage (also known as 'hen and chickens') in 2022; with the grapes in each bunch of varying sizes. Careful handpicking and selection turned this into a virtue, bring varying degrees of ripeness into the cuvée. The Montmains has a beautiful nose of ozone and seaside minerality, as well as crushed oyster shell. Broad on the palate, this is nevertheless ultra-classic in style. RKL------"In bottle (just a small lot – most to follow later). A stainless steel cuvée. Pale in colour, the bouquet is quite restrained. Just a few stones coming out. The palate is much cooler and the reductive element clearly comes through. Excellent persistence. Drink from 2026-2032. Tasted: July 2023. 92 points." Jasper Morris MW, Inside Burgundy
WHITE 2022 Jean Collet & Fils - Chablis Valmur grand cru 75cl £260 per case of 6 Jean Collet & Fils
Chablis Valmur grand cru
2022 / / 75cl
£260 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesValmur is high up on the slopes and despite the excellent ripeness, the altitude gives a cool expression to the fruit, even in warmer years. The terroir consists of a complex mixture of Portlandian scree and Kimmeridgian limestone. Fermented and aged in 100% oak barrels, from 1-3 years old. This has very rich fruit aromas, including grapefruit and even guava, but still has a focused line of acidity. Excellent intensity on nose and palate, impossible to mistake this for anything other than a grand cru. This needs 8-10 years to show its full potential (though it will be delicious after around 4!). RKL------"Still in barrel, will rack before the harvest. Pale green tint in the colour, while the wood shows on the nose for the moment. As much a suggestion of coconut as vanilla. There is a greener note to the fruit which enhances the Chablisian style, then a wealth of pure white fruit before the wood returns to bolster the finish. Plenty of energy here without too overt an opulence. Drink from 2028-2036. Tasted: July 2023. 92-94 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com
WHITE 2022 10 cases Jean Pascal at Fils - Auxey Duresses Blanc 75cl £295 per case of 12 Jean Pascal at Fils
Auxey Duresses Blanc
2022 / 10 cases / 75cl
£295 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesFrom just under two hectares of vines in Auxey, averaging 30 years of age, on clay-limestone. The Auxey goes through the same winemaking process as the Bourgogne Côte d'Or, so the additional weight and concentration here is all down to terroir. Saline, mineral and full of energy, with a sweet-sour chracter to the fruit. Auxey is adjacent to Meursault and there is some of that villages richness here. Alexandra commented that Auxey is usually the last area they harvest (being a slightly cooler area) and this has probably helped the 2022 reach this full, intense expression. Beautiful salinity on the long finish. RKL
WHITE 2022 7 cases Jean Pascal at Fils - Bourgogne Côte d'Or Chardonnay 75cl £210 per case of 12 Jean Pascal at Fils
Bourgogne Côte d'Or Chardonnay
2022 / 7 cases / 75cl
£210 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesFrom two plots of vines averaging twenty years of age, totalling around two hectares. The terroir is clay-limestone. The wine is fermented in barriques, followed by ageing for 11 months in oak, 10% of it new. Intense citrus fruit on the nose, with excellent elevated acidity on the palate to balance more very ripe citrus on the palate, which has a rounded shape and a mealy texture. Baby Puligny-Montrachet! RKL------"Light, bright lemony aroma with a creamy top note and a light salty impression. Quite a lot going on for a Bourgogne Côte d'Or. Lots of interest, well-balanced between crisp lemon freshness and creamy texture. Drink 2024 – 2027. 16 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH).
WHITE 2022 18 cases Jean Pascal at Fils - Puligny Montrachet Les Enseignieres 75cl £275 per case of 6 Jean Pascal at Fils
Puligny Montrachet Les Enseignieres
2022 / 18 cases / 75cl
£275 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesThe domaine's holdings in the 'Enseigneres' lieu dit extend to just over half a hectare of vines, averaging fifty years of age. The winemaking is as for the Bourgogne Cote d'Or, with a touch more new oak. Aromas of white flowers, nuts, and marzipan. Mineral and saline on the palate, with a savoury character and excellent structure. RKL------"Fragrant and open, with herbal citrus aromas. Creamy, full of pure fruit and finishing with a light, dry grip that adds finesse. Fruit depth and texture make a deliciously complete wine. Drink 2026 – 2030. 16.5 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH)
WHITE 2022 3 cases Jean Pascal at Fils - Puligny Montrachet Les Folatières 1er cru 75cl £415 per case of 6 Jean Pascal at Fils
Puligny Montrachet Les Folatières 1er cru
2022 / 3 cases / 75cl
£415 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesIntense minerality on the nose, with a vivacious palate, showing citrus fruits, lots of salinity and crushed rock on the finish, which is very long. The energy of this wine is what stands out above all else. An excellent vintage, from one of the top sites in Puligny, from a producer at the top of their game. RKL------"Riper and more intense than Les Enseignères. Lemon and a touch of apricot. Rich and creamy on the palate, too; the fruit just balanced by the chalky texture and fresh acidity. Deep, crisp and long. Drink 2027 – 2033. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH)
WHITE 2022 Jeannin Naltet - Bourgogne Aligoté 75cl £130 per case of 12 Jeannin Naltet
Bourgogne Aligoté
2022 / / 75cl
£130 per case of 12
IB
Tasting Notes"Crushed stones and fresh herbs, hint of wild flowers. Dry, taut, salty. Mouth-watering thanks to both high acidity and pithy texture. GV 16.5 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH)
WHITE 2022 Jeannin-Naltet - Mercurey Blanc 75cl £240 per case of 12 Jeannin-Naltet
Mercurey Blanc
2022 / / 75cl
£240 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesIntense aromas of hazelnut and citrus fruit on the nose with a backdrop of toast and spice from the oak. Has a lovely savoury quality on the palate, beautifully balanced and with a persistent finish. Benoit pointed out that, following the small harvest in 2021, he needed to buy in more new oak barrels than usual for the larger 2022 vintage. The Merucrey Village has benefited from this, with the oak giving impressive structure. RKL------"Smells riper and creamier than the Aligoté. Ripe lemon and lime, concentrated fruit balanced by crisp acidity. Not particularly complex but full-flavoured. 16 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH)
RED 2022 Jeannin-Naltet - Mercurey Clos des Grands Voyens 1er cru 75cl £280 per case of 12 Jeannin-Naltet
Mercurey Clos des Grands Voyens 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£280 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesA beautiful walled vineyard site. All 5 ha are owned by Jeannin-Naltet, making this a 'monopole'. Planted at a very high density, 10,000 vines per hectare. 25% new oak. Immediate and lovely on the nose! The intensity of fruit aromas suggests great depth and concentration to come and the palate doesn't disappoint, with huge dollops or cherry and raspberry fruits and silkily-soft tannins. One taster commented "it will cellar, but why would you wait"! RKL------"Mid crimson. Deliciously scented with non-sweet dark-red fruit. Such fine tannins but they really frame the fresh fruit to a T. Vibrant, fresh and rounded on the finish. 16.5 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH)
RED 2022 Jeannin-Naltet - Mercurey Clos L'Eveque 1er cru 75cl £270 per case of 12 Jeannin-Naltet
Mercurey Clos L'Eveque 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£270 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesDark cassis and earth on the nose, with some violet or peony and grenadine. The palate is even darker, with a succulent core of fruit wrapped up in refined tannins. Benoit notes that this fine character to the tannins is a characteristic of Clos L'Eveque. RKL------"Mid crimson. Inviting aroma of dark-red fruits with a touch of crushed stones. Peppery, direct, red cherry on the palate. Structured perfectly for the fruit at the core. Long finish. 16.5 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH)
RED 2022 Jeannin-Naltet - Mercurey Les Naugues 1er cru 75cl £295 per case of 12 Jeannin-Naltet
Mercurey Les Naugues 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£295 per case of 12
IB
Tasting NotesLes Naugues (pronounce, rather disconcertingly, with a hard 'g') is a 1 ha south-facing site, with 46-year-old vines, on limestone-marl. The aspect means that the grapes here ripen early. Aged 100% in oak barrels, of which 30% are new. This is a combination of the weight of Grand Voyens with the fine tannins of L'Eveque, powerful but silky at the same time. This site always makes wines needing longer ageing and this is still true in this vintage...give it around 6 years from bottling. RKL------"Mid crimson. Riper and darker-fruited than the Clos des Grands Voyens. The fruit is rich but fresh, deep, generous, framed by firm, youthful tannins. Needs more time. 16.5+ points" jancisrobinson.com (JH)
RED 2022 6 cases Joseph Voillot - Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Vieilles Vignes 75cl £230 per case of 12 Joseph Voillot
Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Vieilles Vignes
2022 / 6 cases / 75cl
£230 per case of 12
IB
RED 2022 2 cases Joseph Voillot - Pommard Les Epenots 1er Cru 75cl £460 per case of 6 Joseph Voillot
Pommard Les Epenots 1er Cru
2022 / 2 cases / 75cl
£460 per case of 6
IB
RED 2022 2 cases Joseph Voillot - Pommard Les Rugiens 1er Cru 75cl £460 per case of 6 Joseph Voillot
Pommard Les Rugiens 1er Cru
2022 / 2 cases / 75cl
£460 per case of 6
IB
RED 2022 3 cases Joseph Voillot - Volnay Village 75cl £210 per case of 6 Joseph Voillot
Volnay Village
2022 / 3 cases / 75cl
£210 per case of 6
IB
RED 2022 Louis Jadot - Beaune Clos des Ursules 1er cru (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot) 75cl £355 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Beaune Clos des Ursules 1er cru (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot)
2022 / / 75cl
£355 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Fresh purple of medium depth. Much the liveliest bouquet with its concentration of raspberries, very complete and absolutely delicious. The finish continues gorgeously, this will make a beautiful bottle with a little patience. This Clos des Ursules shows the classic peacock’s fantail of aromatics. Drink from 2030-2038. 5 Star Wine. 93-95 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com
RED 2022 Louis Jadot - Beaune Theurons 1er cru (Domaine Gagey) 75cl £210 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Beaune Theurons 1er cru (Domaine Gagey)
2022 / / 75cl
£210 per case of 6
IB
RED 2022 Louis Jadot - Bonnes Mares grand cru 75cl £1,180 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Bonnes Mares grand cru
2022 / / 75cl
£1,180 per case of 3
IB
Tasting Notes"30% whole bunch vinification for this small cuvée. Fine bright fresh purple. Plenty of generous fruit here, lifted raspberries, very generous, this has not dried out at all (which can be a risk for Bonnes mares in hot dry years). A little bit savoury at the back with the crushed strawberries. Drink from 2032-2038. 93-96 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com------The 2022 Bonnes-Mares Grand Cru is well-defined on the nose, with a mélange of red and blueberry fruit, crushed violet and light iris flower scents. This is going to be very seductive. The palate is medium-bodied with pliant tannins and layers of mineral-rich red fruit counterbalanced by a perfectly judged line of acidity. It discretely fans out on the finish and feels tender despite the power here. Superb. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2022 Louis Jadot - Chambertin Clos de Bèze grand cru 75cl £1,180 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Chambertin Clos de Bèze grand cru
2022 / / 75cl
£1,180 per case of 3
IB
Tasting Notes"A fine crimson colour. The bouquet is immediately appealing showing a distinction not yet apparent in the Chapelle-Chambertin, though that will come. This is the more structured of the two, possibly even a little bit stern, but with a wealth of high-class fruit behind where the refinement begins to show. Drink from 2032-2040+. 96-98 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com------The 2022 Chambertin Clos-de-Bèze Grand Cru is an exquisitely defined bouquet with layers of pure red fruit, crushed rock, and a light sea spray influence, very focused and conveying a sense of energy. The palate is medium-bodied with fine-grain tannins. There's impressive backbone, exerting grip and presence. Yet it is also very elegant and poised. Quite spicy towards the finish, this Clos-de-Bèze lingers in the mouth 40 seconds after it has exited. Superb. 96-98 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2022 Louis Jadot - Chambolle Musigny Les Fuées 1er cru 75cl £285 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Chambolle Musigny Les Fuées 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£285 per case of 3
IB
Tasting Notes"Frédéric Barnier notes that Fuées does not suffer in the dry years whereas the clay in Baudes can block the water supply. A clear pure crimson purple. The nose has charm and elegance with fruit on the palate better balanced than Baudes. It is not a hugely demonstrative wine, but there is a coherent elegance throughout. Drink from 2030-2037. 92-95 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com
RED 2022 Louis Jadot - Charmes Chambertin grand cru 75cl £695 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Charmes Chambertin grand cru
2022 / / 75cl
£695 per case of 3
IB
WHITE 2022 Louis Jadot - Chassagne Montrachet Les Caillerets 1er cru 75cl £230 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Chassagne Montrachet Les Caillerets 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£230 per case of 3
IB
WHITE 2022 Louis Jadot - Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot 1er cru 75cl £215 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Chassagne Montrachet Morgeot 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£215 per case of 3
IB
Tasting Notes"A blend of Abbaye de Morgeot and Francemont. Medium deep yellow. The nose is a little biscuity and a little backward. Then there is surprising weight, largely yellow plum fruit, very good fruit/acid integration, and fair length. This wine does indeed show the power of the Morgeot terroir. Drink from 2030-2038. 92-95 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com
WHITE 2022 Louis Jadot - Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles grand cru 75cl £1,690 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Chevalier Montrachet Les Demoiselles grand cru
2022 / / 75cl
£1,690 per case of 3
IB
RED 2022 Louis Jadot - Clos St Denis grand cru 75cl £910 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Clos St Denis grand cru
2022 / / 75cl
£910 per case of 3
IB
Tasting Notes"The 2022 Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru contains 30% stems this year, which is translated onto the nose distinct from Jadot's other reds: cracked black pepper and damp earth infuse the red fruit and lend the complexity underlying their inclusion. The palate is medium-codied with fine grip and much more depth than the previous vintage, with a slightly powdery/chalky finish. There's plenty of energy and tension from start to Enish, this should age in consummate style. 94-96 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2022 Louis Jadot - Clos Vougeot grand cru 75cl £855 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Clos Vougeot grand cru
2022 / / 75cl
£855 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Glowing fresh crimson colour. The nose shows fresh fruit without detail as yet. I am impressed by the weight and energy of this very promising Clos Vougeot There is plenty up front, muscular, but enough behind too. A beautiful finish as pure class peeps throughout. Very happy with this! Drink from 2032-2040. 95-98 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com
WHITE 2022 Louis Jadot - Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot) 75cl £655 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru (Domaine des Héritiers Jadot)
2022 / / 75cl
£655 per case of 3
IB
RED 2022 Louis Jadot - Corton Pougets grand cru (Heritiers Louis Jadot) 75cl £560 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Corton Pougets grand cru (Heritiers Louis Jadot)
2022 / / 75cl
£560 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Not too deep in colour but with an appealing, almost savoury nose. Plenty of body here, with some dark cherry. The savoury aspect continues on the palate, some tannins, not the fullest bodied but with pedigree. I have such fond memories of this vineyard across the decades. Drink from 2030-2038. 91-94 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com------"The 2022 Corton-Pougets Grand Cru has a lightly wound bougjet with cark plum, raspberry coulis, incense and light sous-bois scents. It takes quite a few swirls of the glass to get the aromas going. The palate is medium-bodied with a structured, assertive opening. The tannins are slightly chalky, lending this Corton-Pougets edginess/nerve. Fine mineralité towards the finish yet tightly wound and almost curmudgeon y is nascent state, this Grand Cru will demand long-term aging. 93-95 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2022 Louis Jadot - Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 1er cru (Domaine) 75cl £510 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Gevrey Chambertin Clos St Jacques 1er cru (Domaine)
2022 / / 75cl
£510 per case of 3
IB
Tasting Notes"Medium deep purple, not yet displaying much bouquet but that is a question of reticence, not absence. There is plenty of energy behind, still savoury touch but one can see a significant weight of red berry fruit waiting in the wings. A sleeper perhaps. Drink from 2032-2038. 93-96 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com------"The 2022 Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Saint-Jacques 1er Cru absolutely delivers on the nose from the very first sniff: complex mineral-driven red berry fruit, exquisitely defined, takes it up another level from the Lavaux Saint-Jacques. The palate is beautifully balanced with finely chiseled tannins. Poised yet powerful, it fans effortlessly toward the immensely detailed and beguiling finish. Jadot has stepped up a gear in terms of its Clos Saint-Jacques in recent vintages (for example, the 2019), and this will give the likes of Rousseau and Clair a run for their money. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
WHITE 2022 Louis Jadot - Meursault Les Charmes 1er cru (Domaine) 75cl £230 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Meursault Les Charmes 1er cru (Domaine)
2022 / / 75cl
£230 per case of 3
IB
Tasting Notes"No deeper in colour than its stable mates but broader in bouquet, offering a fleshy white fruit. The balance here is impeccable on the palate, with fine acidity behind that supports the generosity of fruit. A good example. Drink from 2030-2037. 92-94 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com
RED 2022 Louis Jadot - Musigny grand cru 75cl £2,310 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Musigny grand cru
2022 / / 75cl
£2,310 per case of 3
IB
Tasting Notes"The Musigny, like the Bonnes Mares, has been given 30% whole bunch vinification. Of the two, this has the more solid purple colour, and definitely a more backward nose. A wealth of fruit completely envelopes the palate but the detail is submerged in the flow. A trace of bitterness behind which is just part of its youth. All is there, will it hit the highest point of majesty? Not sure but I think it will get close as there is a lot here to work with, and more elevage to come. Drink from 2035-2045+. 94-97 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com------"The 2022 Musigny Grand Cru does not hold back with a multi-layered nose of wild strawberry, raspberry, forest floor, pain d'épice and a light ash-like scent. Very absorbing and beautifully defined. The palate is medium-bodied with finely chiseled tannins. Impressive depth and grip, as you would expect from a Musigny, with a touch of white pepper and orange rind towards the finish. Very long. It will require 8 to 10 years in bottle, but it's certainly worth the wait. 95-97 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2022 Louis Jadot - Nuits St Georges Les Boudots 1er Cru 75cl £235 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Nuits St Georges Les Boudots 1er Cru
2022 / / 75cl
£235 per case of 3
IB
WHITE 2022 Louis Jadot - Pernand Vergelesses Clos de la Croix de Pierre (Domaine) 75cl £170 per case of 6 Louis Jadot
Pernand Vergelesses Clos de la Croix de Pierre (Domaine)
2022 / / 75cl
£170 per case of 6
IB
Tasting Notes"Full lemon yellow. A very attractive bouquet with a little bit of flesh behind. Not too full on the palate with crunchy limestone minerals filling the mouth. Nicely balanced with the oak, and a clean medium to long finish. Drink from 2027-2032. 89-92 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com-------"Cask sample. Light nose. Lots of layers and mineral excitement. Some saline notes on the end. Chalky finish. Distinctive! And admirably persistent. Definitely not from the Montrachets …17 points" jancisrobinson.com
WHITE 2022 Louis Jadot - Puligny Montrachet La Garenne 1er Cru 75cl £215 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Puligny Montrachet La Garenne 1er Cru
2022 / / 75cl
£215 per case of 3
IB
WHITE 2022 Louis Jadot - Puligny Montrachet Les Folatières 1er cru 75cl £295 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Puligny Montrachet Les Folatières 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£295 per case of 3
IB
Tasting Notes"Mid lemon yellow, with a concentrated bouquet that has less immediate charm than the Clos de la Garenne. However, there is significant weight on the palate, some yellow plums, while the acidity has an attractive mineral touch. My conclusion is that this Folatières is just very backward. Everything is there to make a great wine, and In the end the more exciting wine of two excellent Pulignys. Drink from 2032-2040. 5 Star Wine. 94-96 points" Jasper Morris MW, insideburgundy.com
WHITE 2022 Louis Jadot - Puligny Montrachet Les Referts 1er Cru 75cl £215 per case of 3 Louis Jadot
Puligny Montrachet Les Referts 1er Cru
2022 / / 75cl
£215 per case of 3
IB
RED 2022 Rossignol-Trapet - Chambertin grand cru 75cl £1,820 per case of 6 Rossignol-Trapet
Chambertin grand cru
2022 / / 75cl
£1,820 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesThe domaine has two parcels in the middle of the Chambertin grand cru, at around 300 metres. Raspberry, blackcurrant, oak and mineralit or graphite notes all apparent on the nose, although quite closed at the moment, as is usual with Nicolas' grand cru wines tasted from barrel. Very powerful on the palate with enormous tannic structure, and yet the overall impression is still ethereal, with epic minerality. RKL
RED 2022 Rossignol-Trapet - Chambertin grand cru Magnum £2,050 per case of 3 Rossignol-Trapet
Chambertin grand cru
2022 / / Magnum
£2,050 per case of 3
IB
Tasting NotesThe domaine has two parcels in the middle of the Chambertin grand cru, at around 300 metres. Raspberry, blackcurrant, oak and mineralit or graphite notes all apparent on the nose, although quite closed at the moment, as is usual with Nicolas' grand cru wines tasted from barrel. Very powerful on the palate with enormous tannic structure, and yet the overall impression is still ethereal, with epic minerality. RKL
RED 2022 Rossignol-Trapet - Chapelle Chambertin grand cru 75cl £1,150 per case of 6 Rossignol-Trapet
Chapelle Chambertin grand cru
2022 / / 75cl
£1,150 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesChapelle-Chambertin has relatively warm, shallow soils and often produces wines with an opulent character. Oak discernible on the nose (Nicolas uses 40% new for his top wines), with layered, complex tannic structure that unfolds on the palate. Lots of crushed rock and graphite notes. Red and black fruits, subdued for now, with lively acidity, but clearly this has a concentrated core waiting to express itself. The epitomy of grand cru burgundy, as defined by it complex, layered structure, fruit purity, minerality and great length. RKL
RED 2022 Rossignol-Trapet - Gevrey Chambertin Clos Prieur 1er cru 75cl £600 per case of 6 Rossignol-Trapet
Gevrey Chambertin Clos Prieur 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£600 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesThe Clos Prieur vineyard was once owned by the Prieuré de Cluny. The terroir is clay-limestone with lots of small pebbles, with good drainage tending to produce small, concentrated berries. Barrel sample. More cacao aromas and more richness on the palate compared to the village wine; cassis, cherry, perhaps more red fruits than black. The silky tannic structure is what really distinguishes this ultra-classic Gevrey, with great length to the long, silky finish. RKL
RED 2022 Rossignol-Trapet - Gevrey Chambertin Petite Chapelle 1er cru 75cl £600 per case of 6 Rossignol-Trapet
Gevrey Chambertin Petite Chapelle 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£600 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesThis premier crus is situated just below the grand cru Clos de Bèze and has a deep layer of clay, producing wines with breadth and depth. Rossignol-Trapet's 2022 has a liveliness and energy that makes it dance on the palate. Ethereal. RKL
RED 2022 Rossignol-Trapet - Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 75cl £260 per case of 6 Rossignol-Trapet
Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes
2022 / / 75cl
£260 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesRecently bottled. From eight different parcels of vines totalling five hectares, with 45-85 year old vines, mostly on gravelly soils. Dark but still delicate black fruits, cassis and kirsch aromas on the nose, extremely pure and layered, even some hints of cacao. Amazing finesse and elegance to the tannins, a beautifully structured wine. If you could only drink one red burgundy from Gevrey, this would be a candiate. Suspect this will drink well soon after bottling. RKL------"Lightish cherry red. A little darker fruited than the Beaune Les Teurons but more red fruit than usual in Gevrey. Lovely peppery touch on the palate and so open and aromatic. That peppery freshness on the palate, intense, ripe but fresh fruit. Mouth-filling pure fruit with smooth, firm tannins. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH)
RED 2022 Rossignol-Trapet - Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes Magnum £290 per case of 3 Rossignol-Trapet
Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes
2022 / / Magnum
£290 per case of 3
IB
Tasting NotesRecently bottled. From eight different parcels of vines totalling five hectares, with 45-85 year old vines, mostly on gravelly soils. Dark but still delicate black fruits, cassis and kirsch aromas on the nose, extremely pure and layered, even some hints of cacao. Amazing finesse and elegance to the tannins, a beautifully structured wine. If you could only drink one red burgundy from Gevrey, this would be a candiate. Suspect this will drink well soon after bottling. RKL------"Lightish cherry red. A little darker fruited than the Beaune Les Teurons but more red fruit than usual in Gevrey. Lovely peppery touch on the palate and so open and aromatic. That peppery freshness on the palate, intense, ripe but fresh fruit. Mouth-filling pure fruit with smooth, firm tannins. 17 points" jancisrobinson.com (JH)
RED 2022 Rossignol-Trapet - Latricieres Chambertin grand cru 75cl £1,150 per case of 6 Rossignol-Trapet
Latricieres Chambertin grand cru
2022 / / 75cl
£1,150 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesThe domaines holdings in Latricieres are made up of two parcels, planted in the 1930s and 1950s. This grand cru often produces wines with lots of fine, aromatic complexity. Barrel sample. The 2022 is sweet-scented with red and black fruits and coffee aromas. Powerful but fine tannins, with expansive fruit on the mid-palate, numerous layers of flavour, although the complexity is nascent for the time being. The finish shows lots of minerality. An absolute winemaking masterclass, this challenges any notions that burgundy like this is expensive, tasting it is such an awesome experience. RKL
WHITE 2022 Sauzet - Chassagne Montrachet Les Encegnieres 75cl £340 per case of 6 Sauzet
Chassagne Montrachet Les Encegnieres
2022 / / 75cl
£340 per case of 6
IB
RED 2022 Tortochot - Chambertin grand cru 75cl £675 per case of 3 Tortochot
Chambertin grand cru
2022 / / 75cl
£675 per case of 3
IB
ON ALLOCATION
RED 2022 Tortochot - Charmes Chambertin grand cru 75cl £365 per case of 3 Tortochot
Charmes Chambertin grand cru
2022 / / 75cl
£365 per case of 3
IB
RED 2022 Tortochot - Clos de Vougeot grand cru 75cl £410 per case of 3 Tortochot
Clos de Vougeot grand cru
2022 / / 75cl
£410 per case of 3
IB
RED 2022 Tortochot - Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques 1er cru 75cl £395 per case of 6 Tortochot
Gevrey Chambertin Lavaux St Jacques 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£395 per case of 6
IB
Tasting NotesSOLD OUT------"The 2022 Gevrey-Chambertin Lavaux Saint-Jacques 1er Cru has a perfumed bouquet, floral like the Vieilles Vignes, with scents of redcurrant, cranberry and sous-bois. However, there is much better delineation here, whilst the palate is cohesive and delineated. Taut and sapid towards the finish, this finely-made Lavaux Saint-Jacques should offer a decade's worth of drinking fulfillment. 90-92 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2022 Tortochot - Gevrey Chambertin Les Corvées 75cl £230 per case of 6 Tortochot
Gevrey Chambertin Les Corvées
2022 / / 75cl
£230 per case of 6
IB
RED 2022 Tortochot - Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 75cl £240 per case of 6 Tortochot
Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes
2022 / / 75cl
£240 per case of 6
IB
RED 2022 Tortochot - Mazis Chambertin grand cru 75cl £560 per case of 3 Tortochot
Mazis Chambertin grand cru
2022 / / 75cl
£560 per case of 3
IB
Tasting NotesON ALLOCATION------"The 2022 Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru looks extremely promising. Backward yet enticing on the nose, it is laden with tertiary red fruit and quite loamy, but the terroir floods through here. The palate is well-balanced with an almost citric spine of acidity, counterbalancing the density and power of this Mazis. Tangible mineralité on the finish, this is an excellent Mazis-Chambertin from Tortochot. 94-96 points" Neal Martin, Vinous.com
RED 2022 Tortochot - Morey St Denis Aux Charmes 1er cru 75cl £360 per case of 6 Tortochot
Morey St Denis Aux Charmes 1er cru
2022 / / 75cl
£360 per case of 6
IB

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