Tag: 2018 vintage

To declare or not: a decision no more?

As a flurry of Port houses declare the 2018 vintage – following in the footsteps of 2016 and ’17 – Cellar Plan Manager Tom Cave considers whether, with quality in the region higher than ever, the distinction of declared vintages in the Douro may soon be a thing of the past Vintage Port declarations used […]

Burgundy 2018: the new normal?

As our offering of Burgundy 2018 En Primeur goes live, our Buyer Adam Bruntlett introduces the vintage – one that offered both quality and quantity, but also posed new challenges for the region’s growers The 2018 vintage encapsulates the future of Burgundy; a snapshot, perhaps, of the new normal. A warm and dry summer which […]

Burgundy 2018: vintage report

In January we’ll be launching our offering of Burgundy 2018 En Primeur. Having spent several weeks tasting the vintage and talking to growers, our Burgundy Buyer Adam Bruntlett provides a full run-down of the 2018 growing season in the Côte d’Or This is one of the rare vintages that offers both quality and quantity. On […]

Burgundy 2018: first impressions

In January we’ll be offering Burgundy’s 2018s en primeur. Ahead of the offer, our Buyer Adam Bruntlett is in the Côte d’Or tasting the wines from barrel and talking to growers. Here he explains exactly how he spends his time, and how the vintage is looking