2019s tasted in Burgundy – introduction

Geraniums in old basket press outside Chambolle-Musigny church

In preparation for three tasting articles based on my visits to some great producers in Burgundy last month, here’s an overview of the 2019 vintage. See this guide to our coverage of 2019 burgundy. More on Saturday. Chambolle church seen above.

If drought was the principal problem in 2020, heat was the killer in 2019 and the absolute miracle was how many completely delicious 2019s have been made. If 2019 reds have a fault it may be that burgundy purists may find some of them just a bit too sweet and fruity without marked tannins, but they should not...