Laurent and Pascal Borgeot lived up to their reputation of being the hardest-working growers in Burgundy when we visited this year. Laurent managed simultaneously to pour his 2021s for us whilst intermittently nipping outside to unload a lorry full of glass bottles. There are no frills when visiting this domaine...it's as if they save every ounce of charm to go into the wines themselves. We always come away smiling as a result and this year was no exception.
As elsewhere, the white wine volumes were hardest hit by the frost damage, with just 3 barrels of Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes in 2021, compared with 25 barrels in a normal year! The 1er Cru Clos St Jean, even more restricted than usual (and offered on allocation) stands out for value amongst the other 1er Cru whites we will be offering this year. Clos de la Carbonade was also reduced by a third. As we have come to expect, all three wines were superb, but with quantities so reduced, en primeur will likely be your only chance to secure some this year.
The Borgeot's humble Bourgogne Rouge is from 3 parcels of vines in Santenay, also star in its own right. The 2021 is a different rendition of this wine to the recent 2018, '19 and '20 vintages, but no less likeable, with quite a classical, elegant style. The Santenay Vieilles Vignes is a worthwhile step-up, with a distinctive, earthy nose of beetroot, dark fruit, firm, structured tannins and a dark, spicy cherry core.
The quality we found here in the 2021 vintage is a great testament to Laurent and Pascal's winemaking skill and with such limited availability, we recommend acting early to secure these wines for your cellar.
Offered en primeur, landing autumn 2023.
|WHITE||2021||10 cases||Borgeot - Bourgogne Blanc Clos de la Carbonade||75cl||£175 per case of 12||Borgeot
Bourgogne Blanc Clos de la Carbonade
2021 / 10 cases / 75cl
£175 per case of 12
|WHITE||2021||5 cases||Borgeot - Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean 1er cru||75cl||£340 per case of 6||Borgeot
Chassagne Montrachet Clos St Jean 1er cru
2021 / 5 cases / 75cl
£340 per case of 6
|WHITE||2021||2 cases||Borgeot - Chassagne Montrachet Vieilles Vignes||75cl||£295 per case of 6||Borgeot
Chassagne Montrachet Vieilles Vignes
2021 / 2 cases / 75cl
£295 per case of 6
|RED||2021||10 cases||Borgeot - Santenay Rouge Vieilles Vignes||75cl||£220 per case of 12||Borgeot
Santenay Rouge Vieilles Vignes
2021 / 10 cases / 75cl
£220 per case of 12