Burgundy 2018 – D

For the rest of these alphabetically grouped tasting articles, and more general articles on Burgundy 2018, see our guide. Jeremy Seysses of Domaine Dujac in Morey is pictured here.

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 Daniel Dampt (Chablis)

Dom Daniel Dampt, Côte de Léchet Premier Cru 2018 Chablis

Riper and more citrusy than the Lys. More creamy on the palate too. Deeper, broader but about the same level of intensity as the Lys. Quite different. Lovely creamy finish. I am not sure it is for the long term. (JH)

Drink
2022
2025
£168 per case of 12 ib Haynes Hanson & Clark
16.5

Dom Daniel Dampt, Fourchaume Premier Cru 2018 Chablis

Ripe fruit tempered by a fine steely/stony aroma. Deep but fresh too. Creamy and rather gentle but more persistent than the Léchet and Lys. (JH)

Drink
2022
2027
£174 per case of 12 ib Haynes Hanson & Clark
17

Dom Daniel Dampt, Bougros 2018 Chablis Grand Cru

Lovely spicy and open aroma. Firmly textured but lacks freshness – not sure how it will age so my dates are conservative. (JH)

Drink
2023
2028
£360 per case of 12 ib Haynes Hanson & Clark
16.5

Domaine Sébastien Dampt (Chablis)

Sébastien's biggest crop since he returned to Chablis in 2007.

Dom Sébastien Dampt 2018 Chablis

Bottled. A little looser than the Dom d’Henri wines but good chiselled structure underneath the less-disciplined fruit. No-one would be disappointed by this.

Drink
2021
2027
£19.95 Berry Bros & Rudd
16

Dom Sébastien Dampt, Les Lys Premier Cru 2018 Chablis

Bottled. Floral and round. Just a bit too ripe for my taste in Chablis. But clean and refreshing. I wouldn’t refuse it but I probably wouldn’t buy it. Bit of chew on the end.

Drink
2023
2032
£192 per case of 12 ib Berry Bros & Rudd
16 +

Domaine Vincent Dampt (Milly-Chablis)

Dom Vincent Dampt 2018 Chablis

Bottled. Intense nose and clear-cut crystalline wine. Light floral note but true to the appellation overall. Maybe just slightly sweeter than some vintages.

Drink
2021
2026
£145 per case of 12 ib Corney & Barrow
16

Dom Vincent Dampt, Côte de Léchet 350 Premier Cru 2018 Chablis

Malo and some ageing in used (fourth-use) 350-litre barrels from Bachelet-Monnot, a friend. Bottled November 2019.
Amazing the imprint that the oak leaves! Nowhere near ready. Sweeter and spicier than the regular version which seems positively nervy after tasting this.

Drink
2026
2040
£310 per case of 12 ib Corney & Barrow
16 +

Domaine Henri Darnat (Meursault)

Dom Henri Darnat, Clos du Domaine 2018 Meursault

Green veg plus a hint of popcorn on the nose – is this Sonoma Coast?! Pretty severe acidity on the palate for the moment but some nice texture. But I would leave this for quite a while …. 

Drink
2025
2031
£315 per case of 12 ib Corney & Barrow
16

Dom Henri Darnat, Clos du Domaine 2018 Meursault

Distinctly smoky nose. Quite closed at the moment, the fruit seems a little mute, weighty and drops off a touch on the finish. (AC)

Drink
2020
2026
£343 per case of 12 ib Montrachet Fine Wine Merchants
16

Dom Henri Darnat, Clos du Domaine 2018 Meursault

Creamy lemon fruit, really creamy with a touch of spice. Rounded, smooth and persistent – direct, tight and super-fresh, the sour freshness giving very good length. Mouth-watering. (JH)

Drink
2021
2027
£343 per case of 12 ib Montrachet Fine Wine Merchants
16.5

Dom Henri Darnat 2018 Puligny-Montrachet

Slightly tropical hint and has high dry extract – a touch phenolic and weighty. (AC)

Drink
2020
2028
£393 per case of 12 ib Montrachet Fine Wine Merchants
16

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