Notes on a burgundy vintage that is shaping up well.
I met up with an old hand in the UK fine-wine trade just before attending specialist burgundy importer Domaine Direct's tasting of 2016s last Tuesday.
When the nature of my next appointment came up he said, with a good helping of British irony, 'Offering burgundy that's ready to drink? How novel!'
It's true that British wine merchants like to crowd their burgundy sales into the primeur mêlée of London's Burgundy Week in early January when most of the many wines poured at the many tastings have yet to make it...