"In terms of price versus quality, I think Beaune 1er crus could be the greatest bargain in burgundy today." Bill Nanson
It used to be one of the most revered names in Burgundy, but ever since the power shift from negociants to growers began, Beaune seems to have lost some of its lustre. Sales are still very healthy - this is Burgundy after all - but the prices commanded for the appellation's best wines lag behind those of the the other famous communes. Bill Nanson (of Burgundy Report and his book The Finest Wines of Burgundy) is a firm believer that the 1er crus of Beaune are some of the best value wines around, so we have assembled 10 top examples to test this hypothesis. Not only will this be a chance to seek out some great bargains, but it will also be a chance to take an in depth look at the best climats and producers from this historic appellation.
We will be tasting:
2009 Clos des Mouches (Blanc); Joseph Drouhin2008 Grèves (Blanc); Thomas Morey2009 Clos des Mouches (Rouge); Joseph Drouhin2008 Champs Pimont; Jaques Prieur2006 Perrières; de Montille2006 Aigrots; Michel Lafarge2005 Reversées; JM Bouley2005 Clos de Roi; Henri Boillot2005 Marconnets; Bouchard P&F2004 Enfant Jesus; Bouchard P&F
To book: http://www.robersonwine.com/tastings/0829112