Generous Burgundy 2017 vintage with consistent and delicious whites January 18th, 2019

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  • 2017 is set to be a consistent and delicious vintage for white Burgundy.
  • There are many lovely reds in 2017 offering a lighter, fresher style
  • It is a very uniform vintage, with wines of middling intensity, accessible fruit, enough acidity and lightish tannins, reflecting their individual terroirs well.

Sweet spots for the whites:

“There is a lot to be said for looking at what would previously have been regarded as cooler areas (St-Aubin, Auxey-Duresses). Of the three grand villages Meursault may possibly just have the edge.”

Sweet spots for the reds:

“My intuition that Gevrey-Chambertin did particularly well may be due to tasting at one or two particular rising stars. In the Côte de Beaune I fell in love with a number of wines from Volnay.”

Burgundy 2017 top-rated 5-star wines:

A selection from the 112 wines awarded 5 stars for being outstanding wines within their categories.

Stand out ***** Chablis
Domaine Bernard Defaix, Petit Chablis 88 points
Domaine Gérard Duplessis, Chablis, 90 points
Château de Béru, Chablis Clos Béru, 89-92
Domaine Laroche, Chablis Vieille Voye, 91 points
Domaine de Chantemerle, Chablis l’Homme Mort 1er Cru, 94 points
Domaine Vincent Dauvissat, Chablis La Forest 1er Cru , 93-95
Domaine J-P & Benoît Droin, Chablis Vaudésir Grand Cru, 94-97
• Domaine Raveneau, Chablis Les Clos Grand Cru, 94-97

Stand Out ***** Côte d’Or whites
Domaine Arnaud Ente, Bourgogne Aligoté, 88 points
Domaine Bachelet-Monnot, Bourgogne Blanc, 90 points
Domaine Jean-Marc Vincent, Auxey-Duresses Les Hautés, 91 points
Domaine Hubert Lamy, St-Aubin La Princée, 91 points
Domaine Arnaud Ente, Meursault Petits Charrons, 94 points
Joseph Colin, Chassagne-Montrachet Les Vides Bourses 1er Cru, 96 points
Domaine Henri Boillot, Puligny-Montrachet Clos de la Mouchère 1er Cru, 96 points
Domaine de la Vougeraie, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru, 97-98
Domaine Leflaive, Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru, 98

Stand Out ***** Côte d’Or reds
Henri Boillot, Bourgogne Pinot Noir, 89 points
Domaine Michel Lafarge, Volnay Clos du Chateau des Ducs, 93-95
Domaine Duroché, Gevrey-Chambertin Aux Etelois, 93 points
Domaine Georges Mugneret-Gibourg, Nuits-St-Georges Au Bas de Combe, 93
Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux, Nuits-St-Georges Clos des Corvées Paget 1er Cru, 94-96
Domaine Sylvain Cathiard, Vosne-Romanée En Orveau 1er Cru, 94-97
Domaine Comte Liger-Belair, Vosne-Romanée Aux Reignots 1er Cru, 96-98
Olivier Bernstein, Clos de la Roche Grand Cru, 95-98
Domaine d’Eugenie, Grands Echezeaux Grand Cru, 96-98
Christophe Roumier, Ruchottes-Chambertin Grand Cru, 95-98
Domaine Coquard-Loison-Fleurot, Echezeaux Grand Cru, 95-98
Laurent Ponsot, Clos St-Denis Grand Cru, 95-98
Domaine Faiveley, Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru, 95-98
Domaine G Roumier, Musigny Grand Cru, 96-99

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