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Best value 2019 red Burgundy en primeur to buy

Charles Curtis MW tasted more than 700 en primeur samples for his Burgundy 2019 report, here he picks out his top value red wines from this hedonistic vintage.

‘If the 2018 wines were notable for their (albeit stylish) power and mass, the 2019s bring finesse and elegance to the equation without sacrificing concentration’ wrote Charles Curtis in his vintage report for Decanter.com.

He said: ‘The vintage takes its place alongside other exceptional recent years in Burgundy, carving out a niche for its outstanding balance of intense fruit, firm structure and supple texture.

Yields were low, however: 1.2 million hectoliters, compared to an average of 1.5 million – and the 1.8 million harvested in 2018. The reds are generally ripe and forward, with plenty of body and velvety tannic structure.

Full Burgundy 2019 en primeur report

Individual appellation overviews for:

Côte de Beaune, Côte Chalonnaise, Côte de Nuits & Mâconnais

Individual commune overviews for:

Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey-St-Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vosne-Romanée & Nuits-St-Georges, Pommard & Volnay, Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet & Santenay

Charles Curtis MW’s top 10 value red wines from 2019

See also

Chablis 2019: Full vintage report and top-scoring wines

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