The November and December Burgundy Report ‘Participants’ 🙂
Of-course much of the hype surrounding the 2015 reds has some basis in fact – it is simply a great vintage – to see how great, hop over to the subscription report here.
600 wines fall from the pages to add to over 300 in the October issue – and there’s much more to come in my December report covering the grands maisons.
I’m hoping that the December report will published before my Christmas lunch – then I’ve actually the time to enjoy a drop myself – though no 2015s!
Online today is my October 2016 report covering the 2015 white burgundy vintage.
Less consistent than 2014, this is still a vintage with many rewarding wines. The report will give you some insight into the character of the vintage, where to exercise some caution and, of-course, the best wines are highlighted in the individual producer reports.
I hope you enjoy – no time for me to pause though – I’m overflowing with the next issue’s red burgundy domaine visits!
After the summer pause, when the whole of France decides to go on holiday, September is about harvesting. Well usually! The harvest was a late one this year, with most of the Côte de Nuits finishing in October.
So, a report with plenty of 2016 vintage info, plus a more in-depth look at what the harvest delivered and its potential. Given the late harvest, some producer visits to taste were possible before the harvest this year – normally that doesn’t work – so you will find a little Beaujolais and much more Côte d’Or – the first 2015s ‘officially’ tasted. Officially? Well I get to taste all year, but I wait until they are well down the route of elevage (12 months) before I consider actually writing a note for others to see.
There is also an open (i.e. not just for subscribers) piece on Maison Ilan – open because it’s important from a consumer perspective.
The notes from a small but perfectly formed cadre of growers from 18 months ago – don’t forget that all the older Burgundy Reports become ‘free to view’ when they are 18 months old…
Here: July 2014
Was in Burgundy Thursday-Friday; Both days were freezing and foggy/misty – only about -2°C but the modest wind made it feel much cooler – a bit more about that tomorrow.
Anyway returning to a weekend of hard typing has provided enough of the Autumn Report for me to release it. The compendiums of notes for bottled 2006’s plus the rest, will trickle through in the next days.