Domaine de la Romanée-Conti's 2020s

Corney & Barrow's flags

You can tell how important last Thursday's Anglo-French tasting event was to Corney & Barrow by this picture of their London offices.

I took the picture above at 8.22 am, when I was not the first attendee to pass between the flags and into the hushed tasting room for the Domaine’s showing of the 2020 vintage.

My quite detailed article about last year’s showing outlines some of the special characteristics of this tasting ritual, representing for most tasters their annual chance to expose their palates to the wines of the most famous producer in the most hallowed wine region in...