Burgundy 2016 – A

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See the full guide to our coverage of Burgundy's 2016 vintage. 

5 January Please note that the Marquis d'Angerville tasting notes are in Burgundy 2016 – Ma-Me. The picture was taken from the road up to Chambolle-Musigny at the end of November 2017.


DOMAINE ADÉLIE —see Burgundy 2016 – Ba–Bi under MAISON ALBERT BICHOT

AEGERTER, Nuits-St-Georges
A puzzlingly varied but generally disappointing range from this negociant with a 20-year history run by Jean-Luc and Paul A who own 7 ha of vineyards between Nuits and Savigny but mainly in the Côte de Beaune.

Aegerter 2016 Coteaux Bourguignons

Very light,  if innocuous, nose. Clean, crisp palate with some care taken to encourage a satin-smooth texture. Nothing to object to here! But perhaps nothing absolutely thrilling. Very clean.

12.5%
Drink
2018
2020
15.5

Aegerter, Réserve Personnelle 2016 St-Véran

Pale gold. Very neutral nose. Lovely smooth texture with a little saltiness and good testiness – not too fat. Attractive streak of lime. Still quite youthful, Much livelier than many other 2016s of this appellation. 

12.5%
Drink
2018
2020
16

Jean-Luc et Paul Aegerter, Réserve Personnelle 2016 Meursault

Very light nose. Smells as though the fruit may have been suppressed by sulphur. Really very light and short on character – except for the lovely smoother texture. Good crisp grip on the end. Perhaps this will gain some complexity in bottle.

12.5%
Drink
2019
2022
15.5

Aegerter, Vieilles Vignes 2016 Chablis

Mid weight of nose and lots of attack initially but without quite the rapier-like cut and juiciness of a really good Chablis. But it's fine as a middle of the road example with some green fruit character. Slightly astringent finish at this point. 

13%
Drink
2019
2021
15.5

Aegerter, Vieilles Vignes Premier Cru 2016 Chablis

I don't really see that much difference between this and their standard Chablis – a little bit more density and a little bit more grunt. But with its lower ripeness and distinct greenness the regular bottling is arguably more typical Chablis.

13%
Drink
2020
2024
15.5

Aegerter Pinot Noir 2016 Bourgogne

Pale crimson. Very light nose with a suggestion of damp rope. Then good clean fruit and light pleasure. Quite a bit of fruit even at this relatively low alcohol. Refreshing if you are not looking for mass. A little tight but honest.

12%
Drink
2018
2021
16

Aegerter, Belle Canaille 2016 Hautes-Côtes de Nuits

Pale crimson. Somewhat rustic nose with a light suggestion of sweetness. Lightweight slightly raw fruit in the middle and quite a bit of acidity. Lightweight with some freshness. Vegetal note.

12.5%
Drink
2018
2020
15.5

Aegerter, Vieilles Vignes 2016 Hautes-Côtes de Nuits

Very pale bright garnet. Light nose is a cross between (not unattractive) farmyard and raspberry fruit. Light and fresh and vivid. A hint of spice and a pretty dry finish but honest unforced cool-vineyard Burgundy.

12.5%
Drink
2018
2021
16

Jean-Luc et Paul Aegerter, Vieilles Vignes Premier Cru 2016 Beaune

Very pale garnet. Light nose that suggests damp rope. Lightweight but not overworked. Refreshing and quite fine on the palate. Some raciness and evidence of potential, Not too tart – good fruity core with a crunchy finish. Very light bodied, which is why I am suggesting drinking it reasonably young.

12.5%
Drink
2021
2028
16.5

DOMAINE STÉPHANE ALADAME, Montagny 


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