Burgundy 2012 – UK merchants making en primeur offers


See Burgundy 2012- a guide to our coverage.

It's that time of year again, and we've already started to compile the tasting notes for hundreds of new burgundy 2012 en primeur wines. Some will have been tasted by Jancis in Burgundy before Christmas, and others in London during what is probably the craziest two weeks of the wine-tasting calendar. They'll be presented in five alphabetically organised tasting articles, which we will continue to edit and update on the basis of what Julia, Richard and Jancis taste in London.

Below are the UK merchants we suspect will be making an offer of 2012 burgundies. The list is based on those who made offers of 2011s but we have also made some additions. Please feel free to confirm participation or suggest others via the Comments box.

A&B Vintners

ABS Wine Agencies 


Atlas Fine Wines



Berry Bros & Rudd

Bibendum (they decided not to hold a tasting this year – too expensive and too many other tastings)

Bon Coeur Fine Wines

Bordeaux Index

Bowes Wine

The Burgundy Portfolio

Clarion Wines

Corney & Barrow

Decorum Vintners

Davis Bell McCraith Wines

Farr Vintners

Fields, Morris & Verdin (trade only)

Fine & Rare Wines

Flint Wines

Clark Foyster




Great Western Wine


Handford Wines

House of Townend

Haynes Hanson & Clark

Hicks & Don

Howard Ripley


Justerini & Brooks

Daniel Lambert Wines

Latimer Vintners

Lay & Wheeler

Lea & Sandeman

Montrachet (Charles Taylor Wines)

OW Loeb

Christopher Piper

Private Cellar

Raeburn Fine Wines

Roberson Wine

Robert Rolls

The Sampler

Seckford Wines


Stone Vine & Sun


Ten-Acre Wines

Thorman Hunt


The Vineking

The Wine Society

Wrightson & Co

Noel Young

Above left is a photograph taken by Julia of Berry Bros' tasting last Friday at One Great George Street, London SW1, before the hordes arrived.