Burgundy 2020 – crest of a wave

Bung in red wine barrel at Domaine Thenard in Burgundy

The most encouraging and perceptive overview of the vintage currently on offer. See this guide to our coverage of it.

Nick’s misfortune [he fell over and cracked his head open just before we were due to set off for Burgundy – JR] was my opportunity as I took up Jancis’s request to cover her Burgundy appointments at the end of November and beginning of December. And what an opportunity.

In my mind, 2020 was one long, warm summer. And there’s a clue there: warm not stifling, or at very least not as hot as 2019, or 2018. There was a...