What to drink: red Burgundy

Adam Bruntlett, our Senior Buyer, casts an eye over a decade of red Burgundy, identifying which vintages are drinking beautifully now and which will benefit from being left alone – for now. We expect 2020 to be an even smaller vintage for Pinot Noir than the already undersized 2019, so I anticipate very high demand […]

Burgundy under the radar

The Côte d’Or is home to some of the most famous wines and vineyards in the world. In a vintage as brilliant as 2019, Adam Bruntlett – our Burgundy Buyer – recommends looking beyond the familiar to find a wealth of fabulous under-the-radar red and white Burgundy. Burgundy’s Côte d’Or has a sterling reputation for […]

Burgundy 2019: the buyer’s cellar

As our Burgundy Buyer, Adam Bruntlett spends his days sourcing wines destined for other people’s cellars. Here, he gives us an insider’s look at his own Burgundy collection.     My relationship with Burgundy began 10 years ago, when I started visiting growers regularly to taste their wines from barrel. Some vignerons would follow the new vintage by pouring a more mature wine blind, inviting […]

Burgundy 2019 vintage report

Adam Bruntlett, our Burgundy Buyer, explains all you need to know about the Burgundy 2019 vintage. With wines that combine concentration and freshness, this is a year to buy with confidence. Before the language of lockdowns and pandemics entered common parlance, the Burgundians were dealing with another unfamiliar phenomenon: a 2019 vintage with previously unseen […]