Burgundy 2020

While prominent critics’ Burgundy Côte d’Or reports are expected in the next few weeks, some initial sentiment towards the up and coming vintage in terms of quality leans heavily on the positive side. 2020, whilst being the warmest (and probably the driest) vintage in the last 20 years, seems to have produced wines which are, surprisingly, not as opulent as the likes of 2003, 2015 or 2018.

 

Decanter and Burghound have both released their first impressions of Chablis 2020. Both of them have simultaneously lauded this as a classic vintage despite the extreme weather conditions. They have also drawn parallels with 2017 and 2014, noting it as an "elegant, pure and fresh" (BH) vintage with only a slight hint of exotic influences. In terms of alcohol levels, the 2020s are on average 1% lower than the previous vintages, indicating lower sugar levels and body in the whites from Chablis.

 

The Burgundy 2020 En Primeur campaign is also overshadowed by the horrendously minuscule production in 2021. With some growers losing up to 70% of their crops in 2021 due to hail and frost during the growing season, we can be certain that allocations this year will be extremely tight, as some producers will keep more reserved for next-year selling, leading to a notable increase in release price.

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Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru 2020 (3x75cl)
保税价格: ¥ 11,755.00
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Lambrays Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru 2020 (3x75cl)

Jasper Morris Inside Burgundy (96-98)

I tasted five of the 11 individual parcellaire cuvées – everything makes it in to the final blend except for the young vine block notes in the Morey 1er Cru. Jacques is adamant that the final wine should respect the totality of the Clos. Then we tried the blend: already, this seems to have taken on a deeper colour than any of the individual cuvees. Deep dense dark fruit, with a powerful underlying dark raspberry with some more lifted rose petal notes. Probably 85% whole bunch overall but the power of the fruit stops this taking the lead. It does underpin the whole though, especially on the palate, while there is also a crystalline limestone purity behind the sweetly ripe red berry fruit. The 2002 Lambrays has more heart to it than most vintages I have tasted in barrel. There is a fine long finish, a little liquorice touch, a complex and ageworthy Lambrays. Delicacy with a strong tensile thread. Tannins by analysis are very significant but you don’t see them. From now on, the wine will spend a second winter in barrel each year. I toyed with not giving the wine 5 stars, to leave the new team something to aim at, but the wine merits the top classification. Tasted: December 2021
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勃艮第 3x75cl 1 96-98 (JMO) Read Review/Description 保税价格: ¥ 11,755.00

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