2008 white burgundy – ready or not?


Our fellow Master of Wine Sarah Marsh has long specialised in Burgundy and, much to my delight, is starting a series of retrospective horizontal tastings in London to monitor the progress of mature and maturing vintages. She kicked off earlier this month with a look at 23 white burgundies from the 2008 vintage and hopes to continue with red wines and with (even more samples of) further vintages.

Many growers are behind this initiative, feeling with both reds and, especially, whites, that their wines are too often drunk too young. She collected these 24 bottles direct them their producers, thereby...