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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

Experience trips to other countries with our buying team

Revisiting the Rhône

Rhône 2016

Revisiting the Rhône

Buyer Marcel Williams reminisces about witnessing and helping to bring in the 2016 harvest.

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In pursuit of Piedmont’s finest

Piedmont 2017

In pursuit of Piedmont’s finest

In preparation for our first ever en primeur offer of 2013 Barolos, buyer Sebastian Payne MW heads to Piedmont in January 2017 to pick the best of the crop. His travelling companions, colleagues David Marsh and Louisa Peskett, both new to the region, share their experiences.

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Adventures in Oz

Australia 2016

Adventures in Oz

Buyer Sarah Knowles MW embarked on a whirlwind tour of Australia, discovering the jewels of the 2016 vintage and scoping out exciting additions to the Exhibition range, overcoming floods, blackouts and hunting down wild orchids along the way.

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South Africa 2016

Cape Expectations

A new generation has brought a new energy to the Cape's winelands, making this not just one of the most beautiful regions to visit, but also one of the most exciting.

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