So if you’ve been in a land far, far away you might have missed that it was Burgundy Week last week when all the vignerons and negociants hit London with samples of their latest vintage – 2016 in this case. Every day was packed with tastings (ten on Tuesday!) that, after the December lull of the tasting circuit, makes it the equivalent of going from 0-60 in a very fast sports car.
With 1000s of wines tasted each year, it’s not easy whittling them down to a Top 10 which is why Buyer drinks editor Peter Dean has picked 16. Lazy? Never! Challenged? Definitely! With so much exciting winemaking in the world right now, and the standards of the wines themselves always on the up, even picking 16 was monumentally hard. Part of the criteria used is to only choose new releases of wines rather than back vintages.
The very best red wines from 2016 are on a par with the 2015s claims Adam Bruntlett, Burgundy Buyer for Berry Bros & Rudd while the whites are fresher and have a more classic feel than the richer 2015 counterparts. But with quantities of Burgundy 2016 so low, now is the time to be looking at lesser-known villages within Burgundy and other areas such as Beaujolais where interesting developments are taking place.
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