Burgundy 2018 – Q–R

For the rest of these alphabetically grouped tasting articles, and more general articles on Burgundy 2018, see our guide. Nicolas Rossignol (right) can see much of the Côte d'Or from the rooftop of his winery on the outskirts of Beaune.

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.

Château des Quarts (Chaintré)

Ch des Quarts, Clos des Quarts 2018 Pouilly-Fuissé

Rather rich and floral on the nose. Lower acidity and a richer impression than on some of these 2018s. Then a light bitter note on the end. I feel this property can give something even more exciting.

Drink
2022
2028
£156 per case of 6 ib Berry Bros & Rudd
16 +

Domaine Rapet Père et Fils (Pernand-Vergelesses)

Dom Rapet Père et Fils, Grand Cru 2018 Corton

Mid crimson. Dark-red fruit, chalky and dry on the palate but in a rather nice way dry, refined texture, the tannins are very well done. But it's not obviously grand cru calibre. (JH)

Drink
2024
2032
£295 per case of 6 ib Goedhuis
16.5 +

Domaine François Raquillet (Mercurey)

Dom François Raquillet, Les Vasées Premier Cru 2018 Mercurey

Bottled. Bright mid crimson. Earthier than the Vieilles Vignes, and probably more complex. Real bite and sophistication here. Quite marked acidity and no shortage of tannin. Quite a crunchy wine with real bite on the finish.

Drink
2023
2030
£215 per case of 12 ib Lea & Sandeman
16

Domaine Gaston et Pierre Ravaut

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Nicolas Rossignol