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Matthew Jukes Bordeaux En Primeur Report 2021

MATTHEW JUKES BORDEAUX EN PRIMEUR VINTAGE REPORT 2021 PUBLISHED MAY 2022  A Triumphant Vintage To fully understand the 2021 vintage, you must digest the uniquely challenging weather conditions during the growing season. A series of interlinked climatic occurrences shaped this vintage such that it cannot be compared to any previous year. 2021…

Justerini & Brooks – 2020 Burgundy En Primeur – my favourite wines

Justerini & Brooks 2020 Burgundy En Primeur www.justerinis.com The prices are all ‘in bond’ Here is a list of my favourite wines. Les Héritiers du Comtes Lafon white 2020 Viré-Clessé, Les Héritiers du Comtes Lafon 12 bottles £220 Classy, restrained, long and smooth, this is a big step up on the Mâcon-Milly, which I left out of…

Haynes Hanson & Clark – 2020 Burgundy En Primeur – 3 Amazing Domaines

Haynes Hanson & Clark - 2020 Burgundy En Primeur and three amazing Domaines www.hhandc.co.uk The prices below are in bond per case. These Domaines are all on top form in 2020 - so please hurry to secure your stock. Domaine Daniel Dampt, Chablis White 2020 Chablis, 1er Cru Lys 12x75cl £180 IB Beautiful and fresh as a spring morning on…

Goedhuis & Co. 2020 Burgundy En Primeur Reds – Members Only

GOEDHUIS & CO. BURGUNDY 2020 EN PRIMEUR TASTING www.goedhuis.com Monday 10th January 2022 All prices are per case in bond (B) indicates a bottled sample, and (C) refers to a cask/barrel sample Here is my preview of the Goedhuis 2020 Burgundy red wines which were tasted today by a select number of wine writers at the Goedhuis HQ.  Speed is…

Goedhuis & Co. 2020 Burgundy En Primeur Whites – Members Only

GOEDHUIS & CO. BURGUNDY 2020 EN PRIMEUR TASTING www.goedhuis.com Monday 10th January 2022 All prices are per case in bond (B) indicates a bottled sample, and (C) refers to a cask/barrel sample Here is my preview of the Goedhuis 2020 Burgundy white wines which were tasted today by a select number of wine writers at the Goedhuis HQ.  My notes…
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2007 Bollinger R.D. preview & notes on a collection of historic Bollinger releases dating back to 1830

2007 Bollinger R.D. Preview Notes released for sale worldwide on 8th March 2021 The latest release of R.D. - Bollinger's iconic 'Recently Disgorged or Récemment Dégorgé' wine is something completely out of the ordinary.  My one-word description for this sensational wine is 'controlled'.  I say this because what I adore about every single…

2018 Matthew Jukes Burgundy En Primeur Report – featuring wines tasted on 13th, 14th, 15th & 16th January

2018 Matthew Jukes Burgundy En Primeur Report This is the third year in which I have published my Burgundy En Primeur Report in a series of daily posts as opposed to one larger body of work.  My old Report format required writing, designing and then proofing and this inevitably took time.  I usually managed to publish it in the week following the…

Six vintages of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2011-2016

Six vintages of Domaine de la Romanée-Conti 2011-2016 (scroll down for the most recent vintage release) 2011 (tasted January 2014) Thoughts on the Vintage – ‘Never so much as this year, despite having witnesses forty-six harvests since I began working in Burgundy, have I felt or understood how important luck is in the success or failure…

2017 Matthew Jukes Burgundy En Primeur Report Final Day – 10th January 2019

2017 Matthew Jukes Burgundy En Primeur Report (All four days of my daily Reports have been combined to make this complete Report) This is the second year in which I have published my Burgundy En Primeur Report in a series of daily posts as opposed to one piece of work.  My old Report format required writing, designing and proofing and this inevitably…

2016 Vintage Port Release – first impressions

2016 Vintage Port Release If you were to write a recipe which included the finest ingredients possible to make a perfect vintage Port, then the 2016 vintage had each component in abundance. Exuberant fruit, refinement, balance, refreshing acidity, powerful tannins and commanding structure can be found in every single wine which was featured at the…

2016 Paul Jaboulet Aîné new release tasting with Caroline Frey

2016 Paul Jaboulet Aîné new release tasting with Caroline Frey  10th April 2018 All Crozes Hermitage and Hermitage is being farmed biodynamically at Jaboulet and this clarity of flavour, underpinned by minerality, in every wine, is abundantly clear.  The wines of the past eras were oily and rich for the whites or heavy and often rustic for the…

2008 Bordeaux Retrospective – 10 Years On hosted by BI Wine

 2008 Bordeaux Retrospective – 10 Years On hosted by BI Wine www.biwine.com tel. 020 7269 0703 including 20 QP Wines out of 74 Châteaux Brief vintage overview – This small harvest was notable for its relatively uninspiring vintage conditions throughout the growing season.  The fact that some superb wines were made was thanks to an Indian summer…