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Burgundy: tasting the 2016s

Frost had diminished the crop severely in places, but as buyer Toby Morrhall and I were to discover, quality was not affected.

The output of some Burgundian cellars is tiny at the best of times, so Toby had his work cut out securing parcels for our recent en primeur offer (some stock still remaining). I joined him for a week of this quest.



Shaun Kiernan

Shaun Kiernan
Fine Wine Manager

  • date November 2017
  • location Burgundy
  • people Shaun Kiernan Toby Morrhall

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Featured Wines

Our 2016 En Primeur Offer featuring wines from the growers featured below is now closed but we still have stocks remaining of some wines (call Members Services for availability).

Ghislaine Barthod – Chambolle-Musigny

Domaine Jean Chauvenet – Nuits-St-Georges

Domaine Tollot-Beaut – Chorey-lès-Beaune

Domaine Coche-Bizouard – Meursault

Jean-Marc Vincent – Santenay

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Portugal 2017

A tale of two trade fairs

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Burgundy 2016

Burgundy 2016

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Freddy Bulmer joins buyer for Burgundy Toby Morrhall for the last leg of his trip to assess wines from the 2015 vintage. He shares his thoughts on tasting you Burgundy and why it holds more mystery for him than Bordeaux and introduces us to some of the growers he met.

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