Vintage Report - Burgundy 2014 vintage - November 2015
November 19, 2015 By Steen Öhman
"During my November trip to Burgundy I had the opportunity to taste quite a lot of 2014s from a quite wide range of producers.
I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality and the pleasure I found in all the wines I tasted. Especially the reds showed better than expected .. delightful wines ... and while my expectations regarding the whites were high .. they were surpassed by the gorgeous wines I tasted in the Burgundian cellars and gardens. Truly balanced and delicate whites with a very fine purity and energy.
The 2014 white Burgundies
The 2014 white Burgundies are even better than the delightful reds. The whites are pure, racy, delicate and very balanced offering a very filigree interpretation of the Chardonnay grape.
While I don't normally compare vintages the 2014 whites remind me of a vitalized version of the 2011s ... same purity but with a more defined and energetic acidity .. and even more so with a juicy and precise definition of the micro complexity of the terroir.
These are truly magnificent whites ... and while they can't match the 2010 on power .. the purity and delicacy of the 2014s is quite unique.
I really love the 2014 whites as they offer all I want from a white Burgundy ... and I somehow doubt that the 2015 whites will match the delicacy of these wines given the hot summer. But only time will tell!
I highly recommend the 2014 whites ... as they are so pure and delicate offering all the length, power and you would, or should, want from a white Burgundy. Classic white Burgundies in the best sense."
Steen Ohman writes a very informative and well researched site called winehog.org. If you are lsearching for more information on Burgundy you should take a look.
We have received allocations from a number of our domaines. Already numerous wines have sold out or are extremely close. Our Morey-Coffinet allocation is down to the last 4 1/2 cases, the wonderful Jerome Castagnier whites are down to the last 32 bottles, Jean Chartron is still available at En Primeur prices until this Friday and we have some tremendous value Saint-Romain MAGNUMS from Buisson left.
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