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2000 Burgundy – en primeur tasting

Yes, you read that right – 2000 – only my second diary ‘post’ on this website – 20 years ago today (near-enough) with cameos from Jancis and Joanna Simon.

I was happy with the wines that I decided to buy that year – if only three from this address and at this stage. I remember being able to buy all that I wanted in both 1999, and in 2000 too. Come to think about it, the first time where I got ‘blocked’ – despite having bought the same wines since 1999 – was the 2005 vintage. I cancelled the remainder of my order in a fit of pique!

lambraysIf I search hard, maybe a lone bottle of the 2000 Engel remains – but none of the Clavelier or the Lambrays – the Lambrays was disappointing when delivered as it was far oakier than the en-primeur sample. It was fine after 7-8 years though.

But what about those prices – eh? The Engel was the same price as I paid for my 1999s. The Clos de Tart was already quite expensive and starting something of an upward surge – £52 in 2000 but already £71 in the 2001 vintage where I (still) bought a measly 3! And 2000 Rousseau Bèze for £60 anybody? With 20:20 hindsight I’d be able to replace my Aston-Martin every couple of years by selling 3 or 4 cases. Oh, sorry. I meant my Subaru – though it has just completed its 500,000-kilometre service!

Results from the 36th Concours des Vins de Chablis

Guillaume Baroin tasting Chablis 2020This annual event took place last weekend. They have stopped inviting me to be part of the jury as I always decline – with already 3 weeks of tasting in Chablis in January I’d never be home if I stopped to do this at the weekend too 🙂

The jury chief this year was Guillaume Baroin – with whom I make a number of tastings each year. Image right of Guillaume in action – from the BIVB.

As each year they largely taste the most recent commercial vintage – in this case, the 2020s – but they always wait an extra year for the grand crus. So it was the 2019s for the gcs.

The results have been published (in French) and I include a link to the pdf of the results, below.

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12-2021

2020 Beaune Belissand

The December 2021 issue of Burgundy-Report

The 2020 Red Burgundy Vintage:
Part 1 – The Côte d'Or
67 new domaines and another 15 from recent issues – so 82 red domaines to add to the 65 white domaines already online. From each producer a few words on their vintage campaigns and, as always, those extra-special wines that are worth a special search are highlighted, in blue, for you:

The domaines
Alphabetically:
Albert Bichot – 2020
Albert Morot – 2020
Ambroise – 2020
Amiot-Servelle – 2020
Angerville – 2020
Anne Parent – 2020
Anne-Marie & Jean-Marc Vincent – 2020
Arlaud – 2020
Bart – 2020
Bertagna – 2020
Berthaut-Gerbet – 2020
Boisset Jean-Claude – 2020
Bouchard Père et Fils– 2020
Cécile Tremblay – 2020
Chanson Père et Fils – 2020
Château de La Tour & Pierre Labet – 2020
Chevrot – 2020
Christian Clerget – 2020
Clos de Tart – 2020
Clos des Lambrays – 2020
Comte Armand – 2020
Comte Georges de Vogüé – 2020
des Croix – 2020
Dubreuil-Fontaine – 2020
Dufouleur Frères – 2020
Elodie Roy – 2020
Faiveley – 2020
François Millet et Fils – 2020
Gérard Mugneret – 2020
Georges Glantenay – 2020
Georges Mugneret-Gibourg – 2020
Huguenot Père et Fils – 2020
Jane Eyre – 2020
Jérémy Recchione – 2020
Jean Fournier – 2020
Jean Grivot – 2020
Jean Tardy – 2020
Jean Vaudoisey – 2020
Jean-Charles Fagot – 2020
Jean-Marc Millot – 2020
Jessiaume – 2020
Joseph Drouhin – 2020
Joseph Roty – 2019
l'Arlot – 2020
Le Grappin– 2020
Louis Jadot – 2020
Louis Latour – 2020
Maison Harbour – 2020
Marchand-Tawse & Domaine Tawse – 2020
Mark Haisma – 2020
Michel Lafarge – 2020
Michel Rebourgeon – 2020
Odoul Coquard – 2020
Patrice Rion – 2020
Pierre Naigeon – 2020
Pierrick Bouley – 2020
Remoissenet – 2020
Romanée-Conti – 2020
Saint Marc – 2020
Sérafin – 2020
Sylvie Esmonin – 2020
Taupenot-Merme – 2020
Thibault Liger-Belair – 2020
Thierry Glantenay – 2020
Truchetet – 2020
Tupinier-Bautista – 2020
Vougeraie – 2020

For a rounder view, don't forget these other domaines and their 2020s, recently visited too:
Boris Champy – 2020
Bruno Clair – 2020
Château de Marsannay – 2020
Chicotot – 2020
Clerget – 2020
Collotte – 2020
Fourrier – 2020
Frédéric Esmonin – 2020
Hubert Lignier – 2020
JF Mugnier – 2020
Joseph Voillot – 2020
Nicole Lamarche – 2020
Louis Boillot & Ghislaine Barthod – 2020
Méo-Camuzet – 2020
René Bouvier – 2020

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