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Best value red Burgundy 2020 en primeur to buy

After tasting 1,200 wines for his Burgundy 2020 en primeur report, Charles Curtis MW selects his top value red wines from this hot but successful vintage.

Charles Curtis MW tasted over 1,200 wines for his Burgundy 2020 en primeur report and despite it being yet another hot year, he discovered some sublime wines from producers that have managed to tame the concentration of fruit.

‘The results are delicious, but they hardly conform to many wine lovers’ idea of what Burgundy is’, he said, as aromas and flavours in the reds tended more towards black fruit than red.


Burgundy 2020 en primeur: Full report plus top-scoring wines

See further analysis and top-scoring wines of the following areas:

Côte de Beaune | Côte de Nuits | Mâconnais | Côte Chalonnaise

Morey-St-Denis | Meursault | Gevrey-Chambertin | Chambolle-Musigny | Pommard and Volnay | Vosne-Romanée


Cool nights, wind, early harvesting and sorting for sunburn has allowed producers to craft some excellent wines despite such dry conditions.

If money is no object, Charles Curtis MW recommends seeking out reds from Bonnes-Mares, Richebourg, Ruchottes-Chambertin or Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Les Beaux Monts.

However, Charles has also compiled a list of top value reds, featuring wines from appellations such as Santennay, Marsannay and Chorey-les-Beaune.


Charles Curtis MW’s top 10 value red Burgundy 2020 wines


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Best value white Burgundy 2020 en primeur to buy

Burgundy 2020 en primeur: Full report plus top-scoring wines

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