See this guide to our extensive coverage of Burgundy 2015. Our picture shows vines close to Pommard.
Now that the wines have been sorted into groups by producer, you can sort the wines within those groups by score or appellation.
I was glad to make the acquaintance of this producer, as suggested by Purple Pagers on our forum. All stems included. I found his 2015s had rather a drying finish after very exotic sweet perfumes. They may get there eventually (his 2008 Nuits is looking good now), but they were quite trying to taste young.
Pinot Blanc on calcareous soils. On the north of the RN74.
Very charming and round. Smoky and made in old foudre. Good acid and substance.
Parcel towards the quarry.
Not much nose. Lightly honeyed but a bit dull.
50-year-old vines. Since 2011 they age them less than the reds to keep the freshness.
Deep and dense and lightly honeyed. Lemon and herbs and very tight on the end.
From 2001. Planted in 1929.
Honeysuckle nose and good freshness. Real hazelnut and herbs. Very true to appellation. Not the richest Corton-Charlemagne I have found but well done.
Aged in big casks. Dark crimson. Very dark crimson. Lots of stuffing! Very dramatic dense, ripe fruit. Very firm tannins. Super-opulent purple fruits. Lots of tannin.13.5%
He leases a parcel around the mill that his uncle Marcel Lapierre of Morgon described as the Romanée-Conti of Beaujolais. In large foudres. Semi-carbonic maceration with pigeage. 65- to 70-year-old vines. Granite, pink sand.
Very floral and almost inky. Very concentrated and rich. Really quite extraordinary. 1985 produced wines like this in Beaujolais.
Cask sample. Racked this morning. 100% stems.
Pale ruby. INAO objects to his pale colours. Rich and sumptuous on the nose. Sweet and round – tastes as though it had some liqueur in it! Exotic. A hint of sous bois. Finishes a bit suddenly after this wonderful start. Which costs it 0.5 points.
Cask sample. 3 ha on 7 parcels. 12,000 bottles.
A strong raspberry perfume and lots of exotic fruit. Broad, almost rude. Lots of mineral backbone. Masses of very obvious fruit and a bit of tingle on the end.
Cask sample. Two parcels towards Vosne. One in Boudots.
Quite developed aromatically. Without the energy of a typical Nuits on the nose. Round rosy sweet fruit to begin with and then lots of energy on the end. Lots to chew on. Finishes a little suddenly, in terms of fruit, but there is some stem energy. Chalky finish.
Cask sample. Pale ruby. Very sweet and exotic on the nose. Then it tightens up but it’s a bit rustic in terms of tannins.
Cask sample. Next to Bonnes Mares. On red clay.
Very rich and sweet on the nose and then distinctly drying on the end. A bit much.
Cask sample. 2008 onwards. Very little clay. 12,000 vines per ha. 65-70 years old.
Liqueur nose. Very seductive. Dries a little towards the end. Needs lots of time. Bright fruit.
Cask sample. Three parcels make up 0.4 ha.
Rich and glowing with animal fruit. Firm but the fruit covers the tannins nicely. Very dramatic.
Cask sample. Planted 1937. Made this since 2011. Lots of pebbles. Touches Malconsorts and La Tâche.
Very energetic Vosne nose. Really racy and fruity. Massive – tastes almost like a fortified wine at first, before it tightens up.
Cask sample. Very deep crimson. Fresh and ferny on the nose. Very firm spine. Very clean finish. Just a bit dry on the end. Cherry juice with a bit of wood. Drying finish.
Cask sample. Next to Grands Échezeaux. Old vines, plants fins. Ploughed. Quite clayey parcel. Five rows of 300 m that take in all three soil types.
Bright crimson. Bitter cherry and masses of energy. Fizzy and with masses of life.
Cask sample. Near Clos St-Denis.
A bit reduced and tough at first with bright fruit underneath. Not a charmer for the moment!
Cask sample. Two little parcels of 30- and 60-year-old vines. All Mazoyères.
Polished sweet glacé cherry fruit and an animal note. Again lightly drying on the end but the intensity of fruit saves it from being too much. The most alcoholic of his wines at 13%.
Cask sample. Been making this for 15 years. Three barrels in 2015, two in 2016 and sometimes it has been one.
Liquorice intense nose – not just sweetness. Really convincing until the slight coconut note on the end. Big and rich. Explosive. Long.