You don’t have to spend a small fortune to get your hands on delicious Burgundy wines, however it’s well documented that the really good stuff – the Premiers and Grands Crus in particular – is now out of reach of most of us.
A run of poor harvests combined with escalating global demand necessitating strict allocations has resulted in sky-rocketing prices across the region. But is this just further confirmation that Burgundy wines are the benchmark examples of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay?
Below, we have highlighted some of the best, money-no-object Burgundy wines for drinking this Christmas, vintage by vintage – starting with a rather rare 1955 Corton-Charlemagne.
The list below is by no means a comprehensive who’s-who of the top Burgundy producers, but it does include some of the region’s most famous names.
Count yourself fortunate if you have any of these in your cellar. And if you don’t, wine shops such as Hedonism and The Sampler occassionally have rare wines such as these available to taste in enomatic machines. You may even find a case on the secondary market via a wine broker.
Top Burgundy for Christmas: