See this guide to our extensive coverage of Burgundy 2015. Our picture shows the village of Meursault seen from the fine vineyards to the south.
Now that the wines have been sorted into groups by producer, you can sort the wines within those groups by score or appellation.
DOMAINE MICHEL MAGNIEN
Cask sample. Lovely richness and boldness to this fruit on the nose. Superb perfume – full of vim and spring. Attractive medicinal notes on the palate. Pliable structure. Moderate length. I’d drink this relatively young to enjoy that fantastic fruit. (RH)
Vivid red cherry fruit. Firm tannin and quite dark, compressed flavour on the palate. Has better ageability than their Fixin – but less immediate charm. (RH)
DOMAINE SÉBASTIEN MAGNIEN
Very dramatic wines, A petit Drouhin-Laroze?!
Light and fresh but fully ripe and very flattering. Pure and ready. QGV. Savoury and very clean on the end.
Big-boned and attention-grabbing. Hint of coffee. Lots of drama.
Leaner than the St-Romain (funnily enough) and with lots of exotic fruit. Rich and quite sweet.
Heady and sweet. Firm finish but very pretty on the way there. Good structure. Lots of fine tannins on the end.
DOMAINE STÉPHANE MAGNIEN
Cask sample. Strong medicine element to the nose here, and quite a sour tang to the fruit. Seems underripe. (RH)
Light, tight and pretty simple. Even a bit pinched.
Cask sample. Mid cherry. Ripe damson and cherry fruit, sweetly aromatic. Rounded but compact. Plenty of flavour, less in the way of elegance. (JH)
Quite late-picked nose and then tight palate.
Cask sample. Crisp, vibrant, tart. Certainly refreshing, and there's nothing unripe to the palate – yet the whole thing has a leanness and tension that lacks flesh. (RH)
Cask sample. Much more finely fragrant than the straight Morey-St-Denis and darker fruited. Fine-boned tannins, dry and restrained but with elegance. (JH)
Some headiness on the nose – quite rewarding! Smooth, useful restaurant wine with some satisfying undertow.
Cask sample. Has the ripeness of fruit that is missing from their Morey-St-Denis wines, but remains similarly lean and stringy in structure. It's all in balance, but delivered in a style that is missing the generosity of some other 2015s, for me. (RH)
Cask sample. Glossy black fruit, liquorice and fennel, with a bit of volatile acidity. Very soft tannin – has the gentleness of Chambolle – but could use a bit more conviction in fruit and complexity. (RH)
Quite grainy and tight – much less opulent that Ben Leroux's version! Not such GV as their Faconnières.
DOMAINE DES MALANDES
From 8 plots, 40-60 years vine age.
Subtle and stony on the nose, dry but with a citrus foundation giving depth. All present and correct and with good length. (JH)
60-year-old vines, near Vaudésir.
A hint of vanilla sweetness on the nose but mostly stony freshness. Mouth-watering citrus fruit, already approachable but with the density to age in bottle. (JH)
30% oak. More stones and cedar here combined with a leesy creaminess. Seems softer and less concentrated than the Côte de Léchet.
Unoaked. More expressive than the Vau de Vey. Dusty citrus aroma and real fruit intensity on the palate, fruit as much as site, it seems. Ripe, juicy and fresh. Impressive depth and length. (JH)
30% oaked, various ages of barrel.
Cedary green fruits. Creamy texture and rich in fruit (for Chablis). Rounded, fresh but overall pretty gentle. (JH)
Expressive with wet stones and green fruits. A steely intensity that was missing from their Montmains. On the palate, too, more drive, though less immediate fruit than the Côte de Léchet. (JH)
This shows a little more oak on the nose (50% but not much new) than the Fourchaume. Cedary, herbal. Gentle texture but very crisp acidity. Overall has the approachability of the vintage but it is complete and correct. (JH)
100% oaked but not much new.
This is really site more than fruit – stony, cedar aroma and a herbal note. Seems to have more power and intensity than the Mont de Milieu and very good length. Really persistent and a big step up from the Mont de Milieu, showing its grand cru pedigree. (JH)
100% oaked but not much new.
Dusty and restrained but prefiguring the intensity on the palate. More obvious fruit on the mid palate than the Vaudésir but I find the latter more penetrating and persistent. This is more rounded and gentle.(JH)
DOMAINE JEAN-PIERRE MALDANT
Lightish cherry. More savoury and spicy than the Fontaine-Gagnard Passetoutgrains just tasted. Lively, juicy and fine-boned. Smooth, fresh and accessible – for the shorter term. GV (JH)
Lightish crimson. Savoury, slightly smokily reductive in the short term. Moreish and smoky on the palate too but there’s dark-red fruit underneath. Refined structure and good length without massive intensity. (JH)
Mid crimson. Peppery, dry, all in harmony in a lightish style. Fine tannins, airy and juicy but without great length. (JH)
Mid crimson. An attractive smokily reductive note of youth, like their Ladoix Les Chaillots. Gently chewy texture, excellent balance and good persistence with a savoury aftertaste adding elegant restraint. (JH)
Mid cherry. Dusty, mineral dark-red fruit and the freshness of some whole bunch (or so it seems). Chewy, dry and almost earthy in texture. Unpolished but satisfying. Firm, dry finish. (JH)
A bit demanding with high acid and not quite enough fruit breadth.
Mid cherry. More scented than the Marsannay. Dusty fragrance. Then lovely red-fruits freshness on the palate. Fragrant, elegant and long. (JH)
Cask sample. Light to mid cherry. Aromatic sweetness of fruit and spice with perhaps a hint of stemmy herbal freshness. Really fragrant. Juicy, very fine tannins, lovely mouth-watering zest and length. (JH)
Cask sample. Lightish cherry red. Gently scented with red fruits and an attractive peppery lift. Light framework in harmony with the zesty, flirtatious fruit. (JH)
Very sweet and rather tough. Hard work.
Cask sample. Light to mid cherry. Again a lovely flirtatious fragrance and just very slightly stemmy. Juicy and gentle with some oak sweetness coming in on the finish. So gentle but has depth too, and length. (JH)
Cask sample. Mid crimson. More savoury than the Échezeaux but still fragrantly fruity. Incredibly juicy and approachable for a grand cru. But I think it will have a longish life even so.
DOMAINE DES MARRANS
Deep cherry red. A little smoky and with oak sweetness but overridden by a fine savoury depth of dark fruit. Firm, dry, chewy and all in embryo but very elegant even now. Fabulous dry texture. (JH)
Cask sample. Deep cherry red. Smoky and dark fruited. Lovely depth of fruit, dry tannins but still juicy on the finish. Richer in fruit than the Fleurie and equally dry in tannin texture. Needs time but has great potential and is beautifully balanced. (JH)
Higher site than Côte de Py and a less robust style, according to neighbour Richard Rottier, who is kindly pouring the wine.
Deep cherry. Flirtatious red fruit on the nose but then deep and rich and ripe on the palate. Firmly textured. (JH)
Cask sample. Deep crimson. Dark and savoury, almost leathery on the nose – I would not have put it in Fleurie if I had tasted it blind. Ripe, dark and chewy. Real integrity here but needs time. (JH)
CHÂTEAU DE MARSANNAY
Sweet, simple but fragrant red fruits. Just a slight herbal/stemmy note. Light, fresh, fine-boned. (JH)
Mid cherry. Sweet and ripe with some oak spice. Dry and a bit too oaky on the mid palate giving a toughness overall. (JH)
Deep cherry red. Gently chewy and still rich in juicy dark-red fruit. Not particularly long but plenty of fruit on the mid palate. (JH)
Mid cherry. More red-fruited and pure in aroma than the Clos du Roy. Still with some vanilla sweetness. Gentle, supple, harmonious and all rather restrained and yet there’s a long, scented finish. (JH)
DOMAINE THIERRY ET PASCALE MATROT
Organic. Delicate slightly woody/cedary (not oaky) nose. Real zip and intensity on the mid palate. Zesty and with some oak spice on the finish. A real palate wakener. (JH)
Flinty and sleek with ripe apple and apricot fruit, creamy and full on the palate with perhaps a little lack of acidic freshness on the finish. (RH)
Organic. Intense citrus with only a light oak overlay of spice and lees richness. Deep and creamy on the palate, with that spice coming through on the finish. Persistent. (JH)
Organic. A blend of Garenne and Chalumaux with a percentage of new oak, unlike the Meursault and Meursault Charmes, which are all used barrels.
Subtle but very inviting aroma that seamlessly combines citrus fruit, oak spice and grapefruit zest. Dry but creamy, mouth-watering and long but should be approachable relatively young even though it has the potential for greater complexity. (JH)
Nutty, crab apple, white peach and a touch of slate on the finish. Spicy touches on the finish. (RH)
Organic. Mid crimson. Gentle red fruit. Lively, juicy and fresh. Just the right tannin definition for the relatively delicate whole. (JH)
Organic. Light to mid crimson. Light notes of smoke and pepper as well as dusty, dark-red fruit. Finely textured by the dry tannins and fresh acidity. Modest but satisfying. (JH)
Fragrant clove and cinnamon spice, light black cherry fruit – good definition and clarity here. Plenty of grip and grain on the palate. Convincing. (RH)
Cask sample. Destemmed. Mid crimson. Inviting fragrance of dark-red fruit. Has a soft elegance – gentle but not wimpy. A savoury/rocky side that complements the fresh fruit. Subtle and long. (JH)
Cask sample. 40% fermented with the stems (usually destemmed but not in 2015).
Mid to light cherry. So finely scented with the fresh herbal note of stems just showing in the dark fruit freshness. Dry but very smooth. (JH)
Cask sample. 40% stems. Much riper on the nose than the Champeaux. Sweet and spicy but with a dry, fine texture. Lithe and scented on the palate. Persistent too. Tightly woven. (JH)
DOMAINE DU MEIX-FOULOT
Rounded, smooth texture with apple fruit that is lacking enough concentration to really keep the attention. The oak spice is nicely integrated, but the overall impression of flavour is thin. (RH)
Snappy black fruit and sweet spice. Very open-knit with pleasant bitterness on the finish. Resonates with liquorice and clove on the length. GV (RH)
DOMAINE MÉO-CAMUZET and MÉO-CAMUZET FRÈRE ET SOEURS
Bright cherry red. Really interesting combination of ripe fruit and refreshment. Masses of pure pleasure even at this early stage. Not exactly GV but not bad value for the sleekness of texture and earnestness of fruit expression. Bravo!
Dense and deep-flavoured. Lots of ripe, sweet, rather sultry fruit. Interesting terroir expression.
Heady nose. Pretty firm and structured but not painful, just ambitious. Pretty impressive for a village wine.
Dusty, dark-fruited. Definite oak notes giving a savoury rather than a sweet quality. Then sweeter and more oaky on the palate. All closed and a little bit tough on the finish. Needs lots of time. (JH)
Pure pleasure on the nose. Masses of ripe fruit. Lots of polish. Fruit trumps tannin in no uncertain manner. Long and dramatic.
Fairly light nose – unexpectedly. Broad, sweet, ripe fruit. Flattering. Lots of impressive ripeness and density. Bright and sweet.
DOMAINE OLIVIER MERLIN
Not yet bottled. Rich and lemony. Lots to chew on. Made for the future. Serious stuff.
Not yet bottled. Very aggressive acidity. Bright fruit with a hint of sweetness – too much? Dramatic but not that deep-flavoured.
CHÂTEAU DE MEURSAULT
Monopole. Gentle, mealy, creamy aroma. Then more power than I expected on the mid palate, though it falls away a little on the finish. (JH)
More power than the Clos des Grands Charrons. Deeper and longer. Zesty, precise fruit and good length. (JH)
Half a hectare. Intense, zesty aroma – piercingly fresh with just a hint of cedary oak. Not particularly intense on the palate but well balanced between a leesy soft texture and bright citrus fruit. (JH)
Quarter hectare. Oatmeal and lemon fruit combined with a light, stony quality. This has noticeably greater depth and richness than the Champ Canet, as you might expect (from the appellation and the price). Firm fruit, light grip, good length. (JH)
Mid to light crimson. Slightly leafy red fruits. And dry, light tannins but creamy texture. Soft and still fresh on the finish with just a hint of spice. Lively and straightforward. (JH)
Mid cherry red. Lifted, dark-red fruit with a fine rocky cast adding subtlety. Firm, dry tannins with a dark savoury note on the finish. Elegant Pommard with juicy fruit escaping around the tannins. (JH)