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Burgundy Vintage 2019

I think it is probably time to kick of the discussion on this vintage as the offers start rolling in.

wine-searcher(dot)com has the following take on the vintage: <Small but brilliant - their words>

I linked their assessment as presumably they have less skin in the selling game…

I will probably just try and build some verticals I have ongoing and steer clear otherwise, mostly due to price. At least for reds… whites I probably need some and will primarily be looking at Chassagne village level and Meursault (Fichet?). Olivier Leflaive’s 2019s seem already out there.

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F & R full report here. For anyone who can’t be bothered to read report here is a summary (not mine)

THE VINTAGE IN BRIEF

  • Outstanding wines of both colours

  • Balance and consistency are the watchwords of the vintage

  • Warm, dry conditions produced concentrated wines with amazing freshness The whites are classical in flavour profile but with extra intensity

  • The reds have wonderfully supple, ripe tannins

  • Open and approachable now, but will age wonderfully

  • Low yields due to poor flowering and some frost

  • Production is down by up to 50%: with Bourgogne Blanc/Rouge wines more impacted than the Premiers or Grands Crus, and yields lower the further south you go

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Jasper talking about 2019 for an hour here.

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but I think the summary by @japcraw nailed it :slight_smile:

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