Sadly I don’t think I’ve managed to test a statistically significant enough sample of Grand Cru to give as full an answer as I might like!
Well, get on it man!
Yeah this is why I was hesitant to just go with the one I chose seemingly at random and thought I’d ask for some views - but seeing as though it’s such a subjective point and the fact that it seems a bit pot luck I’ll just stick with the one I had and hope for the best!
i would like to get to a point (like I am with Bordeaux) to find a couple of good producers I can stick to but sounds like it’s a very expensive game to reach that level with Burgundy! (actually reminds me to get a couple of Burgundy suggestions for the ‘Intro to fine wine thread’)
Have you read this?
And the follow up discussion!
Yes, I have seen that before and I have a broad-ish understanding of the region - I think I just need to go out and taste, taste, taste to start seeing what I actually like. When the world is back to normal I’ll definitely go to some tastings so I can at least get an idea of what I like without buying bottles at a time.
Jancis Robinson says “Possibly the best rosé in the world…” and makes this her wine of the week today:
Thanks for the heads up - already on its way to me
Still the same small number of family for Xmas but increasing number of bottles !
Thanks for ordering!
Based on the community feedback I would suggest Bellene and Pataille are worth starting with that won’t cripple your bank balance (too much!).
I’ve dipped my toe in with Bellene and been very happy so far and have bought Patielle EP in the last couple of campaigns (based on the positive feedback on here from people I respect) but have yet to broach.
I’m sure others on here could add a few names and then you could potentially have 5-6 producers you can have a look at and work out which of them are for you.
Your misses will be as informative as your hits and I’m sure we’ve all had our fair share of misses over the years!
The thing I have noticed, and other wiser heads have also, is that burgundy comes and goes.
Bordeaux is quite straightforward by comparison. It’s young and accessible for about three-ish years, then it shuts up shop for anywhere between five and twenty years depending on the chateau and vintage.
But burgundy seems to close, open, close again, wander about seeming a bit vapid before springing back to vivid life. Or none of these things. I don’t even find keeping an eagle eye on cellar tracker that reliable. It just seems to be tricky stuff.
This bad boy was recently uploaded to the site: https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/ProductDetail.aspx?pd=BU21091
2001 Mortet, Gevrey Chambertain. 9 bottles left. Critic reviews from 2004 tastings weren’t amazing but Cellartracker reviews over the last few years are very promising indeed. Could be a nice option for Christmas Day lunch.
Thanks for pointing that out - one bottle of this and a bottle of TWS XO Cognac ordered, that’s my Christmas present to myself sorted!
now out of stock. Good to see the Community playing it’s role!
5 bottles of this newly added 2006 PC Tollot Beaut left too: https://www.thewinesociety.com/shop/productdetail.aspx?section=pd&pd=BU41591
There’s a case of 2015 Oncle became available yesterday that I’m slightly surprised is still around.
Blimey that moved quick.
Shame. It’s a lovely wine. You win some etc etc …
Appreciate the heads up tho
There were two cases yesterday…
dang, I would have bought that, it is a lovely wine