Category: Burgundy Wine

A moment with Benjamin Leroux

First-generation vigneron Benjamin Leroux is one of Burgundy’s best-known figures. We talk to him about his motivations, job satisfaction and the logistical challenge of making over 50 wines per year. “I used to be offended when people would open my wines after a year or two,” says Benjamin Leroux – the 45-year-old vigneron who in the past decade or so […]

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 […]

Meet winemaker Olivier Merlin

Three decades into his career, winemaker Olivier Merlin continues to be a leading light in the Mâconnais. Winemaker Olivier Merlin has 35 vintages under his belt. He’s far from a “new” winemaker; in fact, he’s the most established producer in the Mâconnais, Burgundy’s most southerly terroir. And, while for some producers longevity could translate to complacency, […]

What to drink in 2020: Burgundy

Last but not least in our round-up of the vintages you should be drinking this year, Buyer Adam Bruntlett offers a detailed run-down on both red and white Burgundy White Burgundy An excellent tasting of 2010 white Burgundy organised last year by Sarah Marsh MW in our cellars at No.3 St James’s Street provided a […]