F & D Clair's 2019s and some northerners

Jean-Baptiste Clair of St-Aubin and Santenay

A 2019 burgundy straggler and some fine English still wines, including a notable newcomer. See also this guide to our coverage of 2019 burgundies.

I've long enjoyed the wines of Domaine Françoise & Denis Clair. They are relatively easy to find in the US. Haynes Hanson & Clark import them into the UK and recently sent me the 2019s described below.

The Clairs began with mainly Pinot vineyards in Santenay and, as is so common with his generation in Burgundy, irrepressible Denis was the first in his family to make wine, from 1986, as opposed to growing grapes and selling...