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Affordable Burgundy: top 30 buys

The headlines may be full of rarified names with stratospheric auction price tags, but don’t despair – it’s still possible to get highly enjoyable Burgundy whites and reds at realistic prices. Here we pick 30 of the best available right now at £25 or less.

Prices for the alluring, hypnotic wines of the Côte d’Or continue to rocket. So, what are the options for lovers of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from this region, who wish to keep their spending below £25 a bottle?

Scroll down to see tasting notes and scores for 30 top Burgundies at £25 or less

A look on wine-searcher.com reveals that the starting point for village-level Puligny-Montrachet in the UK is in the order of £35 retail. Specify premier cru and, for the most recent vintages, you will normally be looking at between £50-£80 per bottle.

Fortunately, quality is also on a roll, supported by winery investment along with the arrival of a new generation of enthusiastic young winemakers and some excellent vintages.

Burgundy under £25: Andy Howard MW’s top 30

Wines are listed in score order, white then red.

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