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2019 Burgundy

 

The 2019 vintage in Burgundy has been difficult to taste due to the ongoing global restrictions on travel and tastings, but between our team and with the help of reports from several writers and critics, we have provided a succinct summary of the style and quality to be expected for the latest releases from the home of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The Wine Advocate’s William Kelley hails it a “superb vintage”. He asserts it is a “thrilling year for Pinot Noir”, adding that “attentive producers excelled” with their whites. Allen Meadows of Burghound concurs, saying it is “another great vintage ending in 9” with “fresh, elegant and concentrated wines” and Neal Martin of Vinous puts simply “I love the 2019 vintage for both whites and reds.”

The Weather

Europe experienced dry conditions and heat in the summer of 2019, and Burgundy was no exception. Winter was drier and warmer than usual – water reserves were not fully replenished. The growing season had an inauspicious start when cool and wet weather for flowering put immediate pressure on yields – “particularly for the whites”, says Neal Martin. The summer was warm and dry, with the highest temperatures in June and July before mercifully cooling through August and September.

Rain fell sporadically, but not evenly across the region. Rains in mid-August and the beginning of September were a respite for all. This led to healthy and concentrated fruit, which is great for quality but unfortunately – again – means low yields. Harvest was later than in 2018, closer to recent norms, as the producers searched for phenolic ripeness slowed due to the stress on the vines during the summer. Once started however, it happened quickly. Producers raced against rapidly rising sugars through early and mid-September. The fruit was very healthy, Neal Martin stating that “sorting was barely necessary”. Many picked early in the day to retain freshness and ensure that fermentations began slowly.

The Wines

Small bunches with small grapes gave a high skin to juice ratio due to the concentration achieved before harvest. This both increased fruit intensity and elevated potential alcohols – which are similar to those found in 2018. A dry northerly wind could be critical to the balance in the vintage, concentrating acidity as well as sugars. One of the most striking elements of these wines is the notable freshness and vibrancy, despite their ripeness. The pH in the wines is generally lower than in 2018, bringing real harmony and lift against the ripe fruit, and tannins in case of the reds.

Yields are particularly low for the whites, which William Kelley calls “rich, muscular wines, with above-average alcohol levels and serious structure.” That is certainly the case with the Domaine Guffens-Heynen and Maison Verget wines. They are rich, muscular and hugely impressive but will need time to unfurl. Kelley suggests the whites are a theoretical blend of 2012 for “texture and concentration”, 2017 for “ripe but lively acids” and 2015 for “above-average alcohol levels and elevated levels of dry extract”. His mature vintage comparison is 1989.

Structurally the reds have many similarities to the whites – alcohols can be elevated but acidity is too, bringing balance and freshness to the wines. They are immediately expressive, succulent and impressive. Neal Martin is enthusiastic about the quality, saying the wines have “expressive, at times almost flamboyant aromatics” and are “utterly seductive”. William Kelley concurs, stating that “the greatness of some vintages takes time to emerge, with others, it’s immediately apparent, and that was the case in 2019.” His vintage blend is one of 2017 – “succulence, charm and expressiveness” – and 2015 – “substance and concentration”. The mature vintage comparison is 1964 – “a ripe, rather powerful vintage nonetheless beautifully differentiated by site and endowed with considerable aging potential.” The Jadot wines showed brilliantly, with many cuvées the best we can remember tasting in recent vintages.

It is clear there are many great wines to be had from Burgundy in 2019, though restricted yields mean that sourcing the wines will be as difficult as ever. Below we can offer a range of producers, with wines spanning great value and under-appreciated appellations through to the most-revered Grand Crus in the region. 

 

Many Wines are En Primeur and Available for Delivery in Late 2021

Red Wines

Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Burgundy2019Beaune Clos des Ursules, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT76530.001292/94 WK9058.88888533333394.0092.00Beaune Clos des Ursules, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Beaune Cras, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT86420.001292/94 WK10246.66666666666794.0092.00Beaune Cras, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Chambertin Clos de Bèze, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT103,490.001293/97 JM12387.7777773333397.0093.00Chambertin Clos de Beze, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Chambolle Musigny Amoureuses, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

BT063,200.001292/96 JM6355.5555546666796.0092.00Chambolle Amoureuses, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Chambolle Musigny Clos le Village, FelettigBT20480.001290/92 WK2453.33333333333392.0090.00Chambolle Clos le Village, Felettig0.75
Burgundy2019Chambolle Fuees, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT56770.001292/94 NM6685.55555294.0092.00Chambolle Fuees, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Clos de Vougeot, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT601,160.001293/96 JM72128.88888896.0093.00Clos de Vougeot, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Clos de Vougeot, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

HV201,170.002493/96 JM4813096.0093.00Clos de Vougeot, Jadot0.375
Burgundy2019Corton Pougets, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT50750.001293/95 WK6083.33333333333395.0093.00Corton Pougets, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Corton Pougets, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

HV10760.002493/95 WK2484.44444266666795.0093.00Corton Pougets, Jadot0.375
Burgundy2019Echézeaux, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT101,940.001293/97 JM12215.5555546666797.0093.00Echezeaux, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Gevrey Clos Saint Jacques, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

BT101,430.001293/95+ WK12158.88888895.1093.00Gevrey Clos St Jacques, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Gevrey Clos Saint Jacques, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

MG101,435.00693/95+ WK6159.44444495.1093.00Gevrey Clos St Jacques, Jadot1.5
Burgundy2019Moulin A Vent Clos de Rochegres, Château des Jacques, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

BT86190.0012 10221.111110666667Moulin A Vent Clos de Rochegres, Chateau des Jacques, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Nuits Saint Georges Les Boudots, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT30710.001290/92 NM3678.88888533333392.0090.00Nuits Boudots, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Volnay Clos des Chenes, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT10515.001291/93 NM1257.22222133333393.0091.00Volnay Clos des Chenes, Jadot0.75
Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

White Wines

Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Burgundy2019Bâtard Montrachet, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT263,430.001294/97 JM30381.1111106666797.0094.00Batard Montrachet, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Bourgogne Aligoté, FelettigBT10120.0012 1213.333333333333Bourgogne Aligote, Felettig0.75
Burgundy2019Chablis Bougros Cote Bouguerots, Domaine William Fèvre

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

BT06850.001293/96 JM694.44444496.0093.00Chablis Bougros Cote Bouguerots, Fevre0.75
Burgundy2019Chablis Bougros, Domaine William Fèvre

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

BT36550.001292/95 JM4261.11111066666795.0092.00Chablis Bougros, Fevre0.75
Burgundy2019Chablis Les Clos, Domaine William Fèvre

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

BT501,020.001295/97 JM60113.3333333333397.0095.00Chablis Clos, Fevre0.75
Burgundy2019Chablis Les Clos, Domaine William Fèvre

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

MG201,050.00695/97 JM12116.6666666666797.0095.00Chablis Clos, Fevre1.5
Burgundy2019Chablis Montée de Tonnerre, Domaine William Fèvre

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

BT06475.001292/95 JM652.77777733333395.0092.00Chablis Montee de Tonnerre, Fevre0.75
Burgundy2019Chablis Séchet, Patrick Piuze

6 bottle minimum order

BT06400.001293 NM644.44444493.0093.00Chablis Sechet, Piuze0.75
Burgundy2019Chablis Terroir de Chichee, Patrick PiuzeBT10190.001290 NM1221.11111066666790.0090.00Chablis Terroir de Chichee, Piuze0.75
Burgundy2019Chablis Vaillons, VergetBT500190.001290 WK60021.11111066666790.0090.00Chablis Vaillons, Verget0.75
Burgundy2019Chablis, Domaine William Fèvre

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

BT120175.0012 14419.444444Chablis, Fevre0.75
Burgundy2019Chassagne Chenevottes, Domaine Marc Morey

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

BT20500.001292 AG2455.55555692.0092.00Chassagne Chenevottes, Morey, Marc0.75
Burgundy2019Chassagne Morgeots, Clos de la Chapelle, Duc de Magenta, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT76600.001292/94 JM9066.66666666666794.0092.00Chassagne Morgeots, Clos de la Chapelle, Duc de Magenta, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Chassagne Vergers, Domaine Marc Morey

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

BT20500.001292/94 NM2455.55555694.0092.00Chassagne Vergers, Morey, Marc0.75
Burgundy2019Chassagne Virondots, Domaine Marc Morey

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

BT30510.001292/94 NM3656.66666666666794.0092.00Chassagne Virondots, Morey, Marc0.75
Burgundy2019Chevalier Montrachet Demoiselles, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT364,640.001296/98 NM42515.5555546666798.0096.00Chevalier Demoiselles, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Corton Charlemagne, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT861,680.001295/97 JM102186.6666666666797.0095.00Corton Charlemagne, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Macon Bussieres Montbrison, VergetBT500120.001290 WK60013.33333333333390.0090.00Macon Bussieres Montbrison, Verget0.75
Burgundy2019Macon Charnay Clos St Pierre, VergetBT660100.001287 WK79211.11111066666787.0087.00Macon Charnay Clos St Pierre, Verget0.75
Burgundy2019Macon Pierreclos 1er Jus de Chavigne, Domaine Guffens-HeynenJB-9130.00bt92/94+ WK943.33333333333394.1092.00Macon Pierreclos 1er Jus de Chavigne, Guffens-Heynen3
Burgundy2019Macon Pierreclos Lieu Secret, VergetBT246160.001292 WK29417.77777733333392.0092.00Macon Pierreclos Lieu Secret, Verget0.75
Burgundy2019Macon Pierreclos Lieu Secret, VergetMG80170.00692 WK4818.88888866666792.0092.00Macon Pierreclos Lieu Secret, Verget1.5
Burgundy2019Macon Pierreclos Lieu Secret, VergetJB-4170.00bt92 WK4123.33333333333392.0092.00Macon Pierreclos Lieu Secret, Verget3
Burgundy2019Macon Vergisson La Roche, VergetBT500160.001290 WK60017.77777733333390.0090.00Macon Vergisson La Roche, Verget0.75
Burgundy2019Macon Vergisson La Roche, VergetMG90170.00690 WK5418.88888866666790.0090.00Macon Vergisson La Roche, Verget1.5
Burgundy2019Meursault Charmes, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT30635.001291/93 JM3670.55555466666793.0091.00Meursault Charmes, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Meursault Genevrières, Vincent Girardin

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT26690.001292/94 NM3076.66666666666794.0092.00Meursault Genevrieres, Girardin0.75
Burgundy2019Meursault Narvaux, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT80425.001290/92 JM9647.22222133333392.0090.00Meursault Narvaux, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Montrachet, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT306,200.001294/98 JM36688.88888898.0094.00Montrachet, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Pouilly Fuissé la Roche, VergetJB-21100.00bt94 WK2133.33333333333394.0094.00Pouilly Fuisse La Roche, Verget3
Burgundy2019Pouilly Fuissé Les Combes VV, VergetBT360240.001293 WK43226.66666666666793.0093.00Pouilly Fuisse Les Combes VV, Verget0.75
Burgundy2019Pouilly Fuissé Les Combes VV, VergetMG160250.00693 WK9627.77777733333393.0093.00Pouilly Fuisse Les Combes VV, Verget1.5
Burgundy2019Pouilly Fuissé Les Combes VV, VergetJB-4795.00bt93 WK4731.66666666666793.0093.00Pouilly Fuisse Les Combes VV, Verget3
Burgundy2019Pouilly Fuisse Les Crays, VergetBT210210.001291 WK25223.33333333333391.0091.00Pouilly Fuisse Les Crays, Verget0.75
Burgundy2019Puligny Clos de la Garenne, Duc de Magenta, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT20670.001291/94 JM2474.44444494.0091.00Puligny Clos de la Garenne, Duc de Magenta, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Puligny Combettes, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT46830.001289/92 JM5492.22222133333392.0089.00Puligny Combettes, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Puligny Pucelles, Domaine Marc Morey

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

BT10920.001292/94 NM12102.2222186666794.0092.00Puligny Pucelles, Morey, Marc0.75
Burgundy2019Puligny Referts, Louis Jadot

En Primeur. Physically available late 2021

6 bottle minimum order

BT20615.001292/95 JM2468.33333333333395.0092.00Puligny Referts, Jadot0.75
Burgundy2019Saint Veran Lieu (Inter)dit, VergetJB-2075.00bt91 JM202591.0091.00Saint Veran Lieu (Inter)dit, Verget3
Burgundy2019Saint Veran Vigne de Saint Claude, VergetBT330140.001291 WK39615.55555466666791.0091.00Saint Veran Vigne de St Claude, Verget0.75
Burgundy2019Saint Veran Vigne de Saint Claude, VergetMG150150.00691 WK9016.66666666666791.0091.00Saint Veran Vigne de St Claude, Verget1.5
Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

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