2019s from Bichot and Chanson

Bichot technical director Alain Serveau

Rather different styles of wines from these two Beaune négociants. See also this guide to our extensive coverage of 2019 burgundy.

I haven't always been a huge fan of Bichot wines but these 2019s seemed to have acquired an unexpected level of delicacy and freshness. Technical director continues to be Alain Serveau (pictured above by Flore Deronzier) so I don't know what the explanation is but I congratulate him, with the caveat of course that the majority of the wines Bichot chose to send were their domaine wines, those of which they are presumably most proud.

The Chanson samples...