Burgundy 2017 overview – part 1


A lovely vintage north to south: wines singing their heart out. 

The wines from this open and aromatic vintage were singing when I visited 35 producers up and down the Côte d’Or in late November and early December. The producers might well have been singing too, so happy were they to have returned to ‘normal’ yields, particularly after the terrible frost-created shortfalls of 2016

The phrase that came to my mind many times while I was tasting was ‘true to type’ for it’s a vintage that has produced fragrant, finely structured wines that are likely to be ready to...