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)
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.
Domaine Rapet Père et Fils (Pernand-Vergelesses)
A little bit smoky on the nose but not reductive, perhaps a touch of SO2? Herby citrus. Dry but creamy in texture – attractive combination. Taut and intense. (JH)
Tank sample. Creamy and mealy from the oak and lees. Tight, fresh and dry but disappears rather quickly. (JH)
Ripe but just avoiding overripeness. Light bodied, smooth, balanced if not exceptional. (JH)
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)
Domaine François Raquillet (Mercurey)
A nice balance of oak and fresh fruit on the nose. Quite a drying mid palate at the moment (from oak?), a simple style. (AC)
A lush and forward nose, nice freshness and a stony mineral mid palate – lively acidity and a medium finish. Very pleasant. (AC)
Good fruit but quite drying at the moment. A vibrant fruit core and should drink very early. (AC)
Bottled. Exciting lift on the nose. Very sleek and elegant. Polished and rather refined. Bitter-cherry finish. GV
Sleek and dense polished nose of dark fruits and leather. Certainly on the riper spectrum of fruit but pleasant, chewy tannins and just enough zippy acidity. (AC)
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.