In search of burgundy bargains

Guilhem Goisot of Chablis

Is bargain burgundy an oxymoron nowadays?

Since so many of us love burgundy but not its prices, it seems sensible to try to seek out the better-priced burgundies. The wines described below are sold either by Domaine Direct, a specialist in top-quality burgundy for decades, or by the Vindependents group of independent wine retailers alluded to in my recent article about Jamie and Jessica Hutchinson’s encounters with French bureaucracy.

The Domaine Direct selections should be read in conjunction with this tasting article devoted to 2016 burgundies shown by the company last April. And this tasting article devoted to some of...