Update 27.2.2020(26.2.2020)billn

This email just landed in my inbox. It seems we are getting ever-closer to the £100 villages wine – from a vintage of modest repute too – so is that over £350 in a restaurant? When, then, am I supposed to drink all of my Clos St.Jacques and Griotte from this domaine?* I remember when the Clos St.Jacques was £300 for 12 and from this same merchant too!

*You know that’s a rhetorical question – I’ll surely be opening them for my next Boeuf Bourguignon!

Fourrier 2013 villages Gevrey

[Edit] As semi-balance, I note another UK merchant offering 2018s at practically a reasonable price “Gevrey Chambertin Vieilles Vignes, Domaine Rossignol-Trapet 2018 – £315 per 12 bottles and £350 per 6 magnums” Despite the UK tax that you will need to add, that’s a bargain – I thought it a ‘great wine‘ for its label when tasting back in July…

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There are 4 responses to “ouch”

  1. Marko de Morey de la Vosne26th February 2020 at 2:41 pmPermalinkReply

    I also got that email Bill & whilst I didn’t do the maths 😉 , and Fourrier is not a name I’ve ever followed, my one word first thought was ‘pass’ ! Agree re the closing proximity of the £100 villages wine – I was musing the very same the other day about Denis Bachelet’s Gevrey VV.

  2. fjelsea166527th February 2020 at 3:01 amPermalinkReply

    What with your take on the 2018 vintage, 100 quid villages wine, and the likely exit of Chinese buyers, are we reaching the tipping point? Will sanity return to the Burgundy market? Until it does, I’m out. I have enough bottles of prior vintages to last me a long time.

  3. Sue Boxell27th February 2020 at 1:15 pmPermalinkReply

    That’s just crazy, especially for a 2013. Having recently tasted some excellent modestly priced 2018 pinots from the Maranges I would rather have those.

  4. Markydb12th March 2020 at 1:36 amPermalinkReply

    We are indeed approaching the era of the $100 Village, especially from good makers. If I want to drink good Burgundy everyday, it’s what I have to do. But with the Village Gevreys of Fourrier & Bachelet, one is at least rewarded with excellent wines.

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