See this guide to our extensive coverage of Burgundy 2015. Our picture is of the apparatus that applies fashionable wax seals over corks at Domaine Bruno Colin in Chassagne.
Now that the wines have been sorted into groups by producer, you can sort the wines within those groups by score or appellation.
Dom Saumaize-Michelin 2015 Mâcon-Villages
Simple, neutral style. Would serve very well to wash down a light supper. (RH)
Dom Saumaize-Michelin 2015 St-Véran
Attractive perfume and zesty apple fruit. Much more personality than their Mâcon-Villages, with a ginger and apricot character that is really enjoyable. GV (RH)
Dom Saumaize-Michelin, La Roche 2015 Mâcon-Vergisson
Sweet tropical fruit and creamy oak – this is really charming, and actually reminds me of Aussie Chardonnay from the 90s – but in a good way! Ripe, balanced and satisfying, with fairly full body and good persistence. What’s not to like? (RH)
Dom Saumaize-Michelin, Les Crèches 2015 St-Véran
More precise and acidic than their Mâcon-Vergisson. Zingy, green, vivid. Needs pairing with a creamy, rich sauce. (RH)
Dom Saumaize-Michelin, Pentacrine 2015 Pouilly-Fuissé
Creamy palate but the fruit does not have the definition and interest of some of their less expensive cuvées. There’s a slight saline minerality on the finish, but otherwise this seems rather closed. (RH)
Dom Saumaize-Michelin, Vignes Blanches 2015 Pouilly-Fuissé
Dom Saumaize-Michelin, Les Ronchevats 2015 Pouilly-Fuissé
Ripe apple, lemon zest, creamy texture and a cereal note to finish. Good core concentration on the length – worth giving a few more years. (RH)
Dom Saumaize-Michelin, Clos sur la Roche 2015 Pouilly-Fuissé
Elaborate stone fruit aromas with lots of apple freshness too. Creamy, smooth, fine-grained palate. Good spicy length. (RH)
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Étienne Sauzet, La Tufera 2015 Bourgogne
Bright, limey citrus aroma. Tight and zesty with an attractively dry texture. (JH)
Étienne Sauzet 2015 Puligny-Montrachet
Spicy sweet nose. Correct without being exciting.
Étienne Sauzet, Les Encégnières 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet
Correct and quite tense. Good green fruit aromas.
Étienne Sauzet, Les Combettes Premier Cru 2015 Puligny-Montrachet
Delicate, stony citrus with a creamy complexity. Lovely, restrained aroma. More power and drive on the palate. A sour-citrus freshness on the finish. I think the Referts is better value even though it is more expensive. (JH)
Étienne Sauzet, La Garenne Premier Cru 2015 Puligny-Montrachet
Ripe apricot fruit, sleek texture and generously fruited on the palate. Extremely polished, but doesn't seem to have the range of flavour you'd hope for – especially at this price. (RH)
Étienne Sauzet, La Garenne Premier Cru 2015 Puligny-Montrachet
Floral open nose. Good tension but quite rich overall. And then it falls away a bit.
Étienne Sauzet, Les Folatières Premier Cru 2015 Puligny-Montrachet
Classic white-burgundy nose: citrus fruit, plus oatmeal and creaminess from oak and lees. Complex and inviting. Broad on the palate, soft but persistent. Lacks a little freshness at the very end but there’s spice on the finish to give it some lift. (JH)
Étienne Sauzet, Champ Gain Premier Cru 2015 Puligny-Montrachet
More buttery and fleshy than their Garenne, with a punchy acidic grip and a long, stately persistence. Loads of complexity and elegance on the palate. (RH)
Étienne Sauzet, Les Referts Premier Cru 2015 Puligny-Montrachet
More intense and complex on the nose than the Tufera (tasted immediately before this), the oak more in evidence in a cedary quality. Firm, intensely fresh and focused. Impressively persistent. (JH)
Étienne Sauzet, Les Perrières Premier Cru 2015 Puligny-Montrachet
Very cool and low key. Correct without being exciting.
Dom Seguin-Manuel, Crémillons Premier Cru 2015 Givry
Quite dark crimson. Much more intense and vigorous than the average Chalonnaise red. Taffeta texture and good fruit in the middle. Well done!
Dom Seguin-Manuel, Les Lavières Premier Cru 2015 Savigny-lès-Beaune
Cask sample. Bright crimson. Super-rich and appealing on the nose. Total charmpot for those who don’t mind a suggestion of oak. Cool finish. Quite a contrast between the seductive nose and the relatively fresh finish.
Dom Seguin-Manuel, Champs Pimont Premier Cru 2015 Beaune
Cask sample. Quite a seductive nose. Fresh and nicely balanced. Not that intense, with a hint of cough medicine, but there is lots of solid chew here.
Dom Seguin-Manuel, Les Petits Noizons 2015 Pommard
Cask sample. Light crimson. Just a tad agricultural on the nose. Sweet cherry-flavoured hard-candy/boiled-sweet impression. Lots of tannin but all in a relatively light register. Seems a bit expensive.
Dom Seguin-Manuel, Aux Communes 2015 Vosne-Romanée
Cask sample. Transparent cherry red. Some raciness and lots of interesting fruit. Transparent with good energy. Crunchy, chalky, very textured wine but with good fruit ripeness and no excess of tannins.
Dom Seguin-Manuel, Les Charmes Premier Cru 2015 Chambolle-Musigny
Cask sample. Transparent ruby. Slightly sour fruit. Not the most charming Charmes in fact. Just a bit sour and severe. Tannins are a tad bitter.
Dom Séguinot-Bordet, Bougros 2015 Chablis Grand Cru
Lemon juice, crème fraîche, and perhaps just a hint of oak on the finish, giving a slight caramel note. Dry, layered, fibrous texture. I’d keep this for a few years to let it open up more. (RH)
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Dom Sérafin Père et Fils 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin
Light red cherry aromas and quite tight and tense. Could do with a little more relaxation…
Dom Sérafin Père et Fils, Vieilles Vignes 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin
Solid and chestnutty. Something alpine and woody about this somehow. Though there is fruit too. Serious.
Dom Sérafin Père et Fils, Les Corbeaux Premier Cru 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin
Heady and round and charming. Really rather gorgeous.
Dom Sérafin Père et Fils, Les Milandes Premier Cru 2015 Morey-St-Denis
Mushroomy nose and very jagged structure. Hard work!
Dom Sérafin Père et Fils, Les Baudes Premier Cru 2015 Chambolle-Musigny
Racy and jewelly. Open and round and exciting. Dry finish.
Dom Sérafin Père et Fils, Fonteny Premier Cru 2015 Gevrey-Chambertin
Bright, transparent crimson. Sweet start and then bitter finish. Rather exciting with lots of drive. Hint of candied walnuts.
Dom Sérafin Père et Fils, Grand Cru 2015 Charmes-Chambertin
Very sweet start and then many-layered palate. Very appetising even if there's a bitter note on the end. Well done!
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Dom Anne et Hervé Sigaut, Les Bussières Vieilles Vignes 2015 Chambolle-Musigny
Quite a powerful crimson. Cordite nose. Round and super-fruity but not simple. Very succulent and appetising. Great balance. Vibrant. GV
Dom Anne et Hervé Sigaut, Les Milandes Premier Cru 2015 Morey-St-Denis
Very bright colour again. Muted nose. Sweet fruit underneath but masses of structure and perhaps not quite enough energy – though some Morey signature is evident.
Dom Anne et Hervé Sigaut, Les Noirots Premier Cru 2015 Chambolle-Musigny
Bright crimson. Pure, direct nose. Very sweet start. Maybe almost too sweet? Lots to chew on. Very youthful.
Simonnet-Febvre 2015 Chablis
Simple palate with soft texture and short finish. It has basic Chablis characteristics but precious little complexity for the asking price. (RH)12.5%
Simonnet-Febvre, Premier Cru 2015 Chablis
Tank sample. Baked apple fruit, pithy texture. Dry and reasonably lengthy on the finish. Unexciting, but recognisable as Chablis, at least. (RH)
Simonnet-Febvre, Côte de Léchet Premier Cru 2015 Chablis
More herby character than their Vaillons and Montmains, and a good dose of fresh apple fruit. Verging on the full-bodied side. The best of their premiers crus in 2015. (RH)13%
Simonnet-Febvre, Montmains Premier Cru 2015 Chablis
Simonnet-Febvre, Vaillons Premier Cru 2015 Chablis
Basic apple fruit, chewy texture, seems to lack acidic flair. (RH)13%
Simonnet-Febvre, Mont de Milieu Premier Cru 2015 Chablis
Simonnet-Febvre, Montée de Tonnerre Premier Cru 2015 Chablis
Salt and chalk on the nose – proper Chablis terroir coming through here. Tart apple fruit, integrated acid, fairly short finish. (RH)
Simonnet-Febvre, Fourchaume Premier Cru 2015 Chablis
Generous tropical fruit character here. Rather too weighty on the palate for Chablis, even if it is premier cru. Comes across as rather heavy-footed. (RH)13%
Simonnet-Febvre, Les Clos 2015 Chablis Grand Cru
On the palate, the oak comes through far too strongly – which is unusual because the nose doesn’t betray this at all. There is savoury, mineral flavour here too but it is unbalanced and clumsy overall. Perhaps it will grow into itself? (RH)
Simonnet-Febvre, Preuses 2015 Chablis Grand Cru
Cask sample. Strong herby note. Not typically Chablis at all – this could almost be an oaked Sauvignon Blanc, in fact. Doesn’t exactly suffer from excessive oak, but doesn’t reflect the appellation with enough authenticity for me. (RH)
La Soufrandière (Bret Brothers), Les Longeays 2015 Pouilly-Vinzelles
Tank sample – still on the lees. Almost raw-apple-skin nose. Verging on natural! Masses of energy. A different take and none the worse for it. Bravo! Exotic and clean. Rich finish. Some slight bitterness. Lots to say about this wine!
La Soufrandière (Bret Brothers), Les Quarts 2015 Pouilly-Vinzelles
Cask sample. 40- to 80-year-old vines on pebbles.
Much more mainstream than the Longeays. Ticks the boxes in a rather sophisticated way. Chalky finish.
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Dom Eric de Suremain, Préaux Premier Cru 2015 Rully
Mid crimson. Fresh raspberry fruit on the nose and then a touch herbal on the palate. Texture is dry and fine. Just enough fruit for the framework, giving refinement rather than intensity. (JH)
Dom Eric de Suremain, Le Clou des Chênes Premier Cru 2015 Monthelie
Mid to deep cherry red. Herbal, dark-red fruit. Deliciously savoury and rocky/dusty on the palate. Restrained and refined, the fruit all tucked in at the moment, tucked in to the dry texture. (JH)
Dom Eric de Suremain, Sur la Velle Premier Cru 2015 Monthelie
Mid cherry. Subtle dark-red fruits. Seems a bit tough at the moment, highly structured by the dry but fine tannins. Fresh but rather shy fruit. Chewy finish. (JH)
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