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.
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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.