Three Classics From Our 2020 Burgundy Offer
2020 Burgundy En Primeur
Three Classics from 2020 that are not to be missed!
Today we are pleased to highlight three classics from our 2020 Burgundy offer. As we have reported, 2020 produced some magnificent wines with exceptional balance and freshness. With production down by as much as 75% in 2021, now is the time to stock up especially with whites such as Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault which are in short supply.
A wine which always punches above its weight, the Puligny-Montrachet Les Levrons from Domaine Patrick Javillier showed lovely fresh fruit with the mineral structure for ageing. Olivier Leflaive’s Meursault 1er Cru Sous le Dos d’Ane comes from a relatively cool and sought-after terroir over-looking Meursault. Very attractive on the nose, the 2020 showed excellent persistence. Domaine AF Gros’s flagship Vosne-Romanée Aux Réas offered succulent cassis and strawberry aromas and lovely definition on the palate. 2020 was a ‘beautiful vintage’ says the Domaine but yields were low, especially in the Aux Réas vineyard which is being replanted – there will be very little of this cuvée available for the foreseeable future.
Purchase In Bond (ex duty & VAT)
2020 Vosne-Romanée Aux Réas, Domaine AF Gros
£340 per 6 bottle case in bond
‘The best of their three Vosne villages wines, the 2020 offers succulent cassis and dark strawberry aromas infused with subtle spice and sweet leather notes. On the palate, black cherry fruits and moreish tannins are balanced by an energetic mineral freshness. 35% whole bunch. Drink from 2025’ Bancroft Note
2020 Puligny-Montrachet Les Levrons, Domaine Patrick Javillier
£280 per 6 bottle case in bond
‘Punching well above its weight, this is appealing and vibrant. From an excellent site just below Referts, on the Meursault side of the village, it shows lovely tension and length. 50-year-old vines provide an extra layer of intensity. Allow a few years in the cellar before drinking. Drink from 2025.’ Bancroft Note
2020 Meursault 1er Cru Sous le Dos d’Ane, Olivier Leflaive
£400 per 6 bottle case in bond
‘Next to Meursault Perrières Dessus in Blagny, a stony terroir gives a flinty and mineral character to the wine. Very attractive on the nose with scents of flower blossom, well-judged acidity balances exotic stone fruits on the palate. Shows excellent persistence, energy and length. Drink from 2025.’ Bancroft Note
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