Burgundy 2018 – Cl–Cy

Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey

For the rest of these alphabetically grouped tasting articles, and more general articles on Burgundy 2018, see our guide. Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey (right) gives the thumbs up to Jancis's glasses.

The wines are grouped alphabetically by producer (sur)name and within those groups are ordered whites before reds, ascending from generic through village, premiers and grands crus. You can change the order as you prefer using the menu below.

Domaine Bruno Clair (Marsannay-la-Côte)

Dom Bruno Clair, Source des Roches 2018 Marsannay

Tank sample. Pretty pretty and not expensive. Though it lacks the savour and purity of a wine made at the south of the Côte d’Or. Dry finish.

Drink
2022
2027
£115 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
16

Dom Bruno Clair, Les Longeroies 2018 Marsannay

Cask sample. Dark crimson. Doesn’t sing. But it’s solid and not too ripe! A little oak note. Still quite chewy. But I think it has the guts and freshness to stay the course.

Drink
2025
2035
£160 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
16.5

Dom Bruno Clair, Les Véroilles 2018 Chambolle-Musigny

Cask sample. Scented and polished. A little muscular for a Chambolle but very honest and straightforward. Good peacock’s tail on the end which is a good sign. But this is not for lovers of finesse above all.

Drink
2027
2042
£285 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
17

Dom Bruno Clair, Clos St-Jacques Premier Cru 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin

High-toned and really very sweet and fresh. Pure pleasure! Very accessible for a wine that’s really a grand cru. Too sweet for purists, but really a lovely wine – with undertow. Spookily approachable.

Drink
2027
2045
£895 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
18

Dom Bruno Clair, Grand Cru 2018 Bonnes Mares

Grating texture with some coffee-grounds impression and massive weight. Very serious stuff. Not yet magic but it probably will be.

Drink
2030
2050
£1,325 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
17.5 +

Dom Bruno Clair, Grand Cru 2018 Chambertin-Clos de Bèze

Heady, liqueur-like on the nose. Rich but (just) not too sweet. Arguably there is more life on the Bonnes Mares. Seems to be a little more precocious than the Bonnes Mares.

Drink
2028
2046
£1,375 per case of 6 ib Justerini & Brooks
17 ++

Domaine Françoise et Denis Clair (Santenay)

2018 was very difficult – slow fermentation and malo often finished before the alcoholic fermentation. Which is why these are not...