Burgundy 2009: 50 good-value picks

When it comes to Burgundy, one person’s value bottle might nudge £100, while others will hope to pay £10–£20. Stephen Brook, Margaret Rand and Rosemary George MW have scoured the region, from Chablis down to Mâconnais, to find 50 wines from the new vintage that offer value for their quality.

Stephen Brook’s best value 2009s from the Côte d’Or

Note: For the following wines, we have given a singlebottle en primeur/in bond price (with duty and VAT still to be added). Many prices are yet to be finalised, so contact the listed UK agents and merchants for further details.



Domaine Mikulski

Firm and concentrated, tight and linear with no flab but ample vigour and bite, with a long mineral finish. 17pts/20
Price: £22.90 Bordeaux Index
Drink: 2013–2018

Domaine Boyer-Martenot, Narvaux

Sprightly, delicate mineral nose. Concentrated and crisp, thanks to positive acidity. Not a great deal of personality but well balanced and quite long. 16.5pts/20
Price: £17.90 Charles Taylor
Drink: 2012–2018


Domaine Blain-Gagnard

Ample spice and concentration. Robust, firm and oaky. Fine acidity keeps it vigorous. Complex and long. A fine grand cru at a fair price. 18pts/20
Price: £62.50–£73.30 Armit, Haynes Hanson & Clark, Jeroboams
Drink: 2014–2020


Domaine Darnat

Rich, full and assertive. Spicy and mineral, with great
zest and nuttiness. Classic style. Long. 17.5pts/20
Price: £22.10 Corney & Barrow
Drink: 2013–2018

Domaine Maroslavac-Léger, Corvées des Vignes

Fresh yet ripe and juicy; not flabby or heavy,
but has typicity and vigour. Well balanced,
lively and quite long. 17pts/20
Price: £18.30 Goedhuis
Drink: 2012–2016


Domaine Marc Colin, Vide Bourse

Ripe pear nose. Full, spicy and concentrated,
with mineral bite and ample vigour. Complex,
nutty and long. 18pts/20
Price: £33 Goedhuis
Drink: 2013–2020

Domaine Marc Colin, Enceignieres

Fresh and lively, juicy but compact, with marked earthy,
mineral tones and quite good length. 17.5pts/20
Price: £21.70 Goedhuis, Roberson
Drink: 2012-2018

Domaine Vincent et François Jouard, Clos de la Truffière, Chaumées 1er Cru

Lively, spicy nose. Juicy and opulent with ample depth
and citric acidity. Long, fruity finish. 17.5pts/20
Price: £24.20 Charles Taylor
Drink: 2013–2020

Domaine Vincent Morey, Baudines 1er Cru

Muted oaky nose. Creamy and spicy on the palate, with
good acidity and a mineral tang, giving a stylish and
perky finish. 17pts/20
Price: £25.80 Genesis
Drink: 2013–2018

Hautes Côtes de Nuits & Bourgogne

Anne Gros, Cuvée Marine, Hautes Côtes de Nuits

Fine, lemony, oaky nose. Full-bodied, assertive and surprisingly powerful, with a long tangy finish. 17pts/20
Price: £11.70 Lea & Sandeman, Jeroboam
Drink: 2011–2013

Domaine Roulot, Bourgogne

Spicy, oaky, vigorous and classic. Fine acidity. Long. Not profound or structured, but a superb Bourgogne.
Price: £8–£12 Clarion, Haynes Hanson & Clark, Howard Ripley, Swig
Drink: 2011–2015

Domaine Patrick Javillier, Cuvée des Forgets, Bourgogne

Light floral, apple and apricot nose. Quite rich, supple and juicy. Has immediate appeal. 16.5pts/20
Price: £9.80–£11.25 Corney & Barrow, OW Loeb, Private Cellar
Drink: 2011–2014

Domaine Rémi Jobard, Bourgogne

Fine, spicy, mineral nose, pears. Very ripe and juicy, a touch soft but has good concentration for Bourgogne, and a fresh lively finish. 16.5pts/20
Price: £10.25 Lea & Sandeman
Drink: 2011–2015



Domaine des Perdrix

Lush, spicy, lifted violet nose. Rich and tannic, with good  with good concentration; tightly wound with lively acidity. A remarkably good Village wine. Long. 17.5pts/20
Price: £22.90 Charles Taylor
Drink: 2014–2020

Domaine Henri Gouges

Intense red fruit and violets. Suave, rich and dense, but has robust tannins and plenty of grip. 17.5pts/20
Price: £20–£23 Bibendum, Charles Taylor, Flint, Genesis, Howard Ripley, Jeroboam, Justerini & Brooks, Laithwaites, OW Loeb, Private Cellar, Tanners, Uncorked
Drink: 2013–2020

Domaine Robert Chevillon, Vieilles Vignes

Rich, dense and full-boded with typicity and grip. Chewy and lively, with energy and length. 17.5pts/20
Price: £20.85–£23.75 Genesis, Justerini & Brooks
Drink: 2014–2020

Thibault Liger-Belair, Charmotte

Firm, oaky, raspberry nose. Sleek, delicate and poised, but with ample fruit and good acidity. 17.5
Price: £24.40–£26 Berry Bros & Rudd, OW Loeb, Lea & Sandeman
Drink: 2013–2020


Domaine Sylvie Esmonin

Juicy, round and accessible but has plenty of spice and tannic grip. Concentrated, robust, and low on finesse but
has Gevrey typicity and good length. 17.5pts/20
Price: £18.75–£25.75 Genesis, Slurp
Drink: 2012–2018

Domaine Fourrier, Vieilles Vignes

Charming, lively red fruit nose. Supple and charming, but also concentrated, backed by ripe tannins, giving plenty of grip, typicity and persistence. 17pts/20
Price: £21.65–£22.50 Armit, Goedhuis, The Wine Society
Drink: 2013–2020

Domaine de la Vougeraie, Les Evocelles

Delicate, floral raspberry nose. Bright and fresh, with lively acidity, and light tannins to give it grip and balance. 17pts/20
Price: £22.50 Berry Bros & Rudd
Drink: 2012–2018

Other Côtes de Beaunes

Domaine des Clos, Vieilles Vignes, Beaune

Ripe black cherry nose. Rich, suave and concentrated. Ripe and fleshy, but with lively cherry fruit and enough acidity to give refreshing length. 17pts/20
Price: £12.90–£18.85 Armit, Clarion
Drink: 2013–2018

Domaine Jean Guiton, Sizies, Beaune

Fresh, lively redcurrant nose. Forward, though has tannic spine. More charm than depth. Long. 17pts/20
Price: £14.60 Flint
Drink: 2012–2017

Maison Champy, Chorey-lès-Beaune

Fresh, delicate raspberry nose. Easygoing style with ample fruit and freshness, for drinking young. 16.5pts/20
Price: £9.70 Haynes Hanson Clark
Drink: 2011–2014


Domaine Faiveley, Fremiets 1er Cru

Sweet, intense red-fruit nose, lifted and elegant. Pure, and racy, with vibrancy and pungency. Good length. 18pts/20
Price: £25–£36 Clarion, Haynes Hanson & Clark, Private Cellar, Slurp
Drink: 2013–2022

Dominique Lafon

Floral nose, with lifted cherry aromas. Rich, but with supple tannins; accessible but will age. Fresh acidity and good length. 17.5pts/20
Price: £24.75 Berry Bros & Rudd
Drink: 2012–2018

Domaine Louis Latour, En Chevret 1er Cru

Ripe cherries and bubblegum. Juicy yet tannic, with rude vigour and spice; long peppery finish. 17pts/20
Price: £25.45 Fine & Rare
Drink: 2013–2020


Domaine Chandon de Briailles, Ile de Vergelesses 1er Cru

Sweet intense cherry nose. Graceful and fresh, though has sufficient tannins. Peppery finish. 17pts/20
Price: £15.40–£20.40 Haynes Hanson & Clark, Jeroboam, Lay & Wheeler, Lea & Sandeman
Drink: 2012–2018

Chanson Père et Fils, Les Vergelesses 1er Cru

Rich, oaky, spicy, fruity nose. Broad, tannic and concentrated, slightly rustic but has lots of fruit and structure. Long. 17pts/20
Price: £13.80 Mentzendorff
Drink: 2012–2018

Other Côtes de Nuits

Domaine Mugneret-Gibourg, Vosne-Romanée

Ripe, oaky nose, upfront cherry fruit. Firm and concentrated, with good acidity and a crackle of spice. Has freshness, zest and good length. 17.5pts/20
Price: £25.50–£27.10 Haynes Hanson & Clark, Howard Ripley, Lay & Wheeler, Lea & Sandeman, OW Loeb
Drink: 2013–2020

Domaine Confuron-Cotetidot, Chambolle-Musigny

Rich but enlivened by crisp acidity. Ample concentration and firm but not hard tannins, leading to a lively finish that’s well balanced and long. 17pts/20
Price: £21.10–£24.90 Flint, Lea & Sandeman, OW Loeb
Drink: 2013–2020

Maison Camille Giroud, La Croix aux Moines 1er Cru, Maranges

Opulent cherry nose. Ripe, dense style that’s slightly baked but has attack, vigour andpersistence. 17pts/20
Price: £14–£14.50 Berry Bros & Rudd, Howard Ripley
Drink: 2012–2018

Domaine Sylvain Pataille, Langeroies, Marsannay

Fresh summer pudding fruit. Rich and suave with ripe tannins and force. Long, vigorous finish. 17pts/20
Price: £13.75 OW Loeb
Drink: 2013–2018.

Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux

Juicy and fleshy, supple texture but concentrated and stylish, with fine acidity and length. 17pts/20
Price: £11.65–£16 Armit, Clarion, Howard Ripley, Jeroboam, Lay & Wheeler, Private Cellar
Drink: 2011–2016

Domaine Jacques Cacheux & Fils, Les Champs d’Argent

Weighty palate which is rich and ripe with light tannins but engaging wildness and vigour. 17pts/20
Price: £10 Charles Taylor
Drink: 2012–2018

Domaine Arlaud, Roncevie

Fresh red-fruits nose. Supple, juicy and accessible but has light tannins and good acidity. 16.5pts/20
Price: £9–£9.50 Flint, OW Loeb, Uncorked
Drink: 2011–2015

Domaine Ghislaine Barthod

Fresh, lively red-fruits nose. Tannic and concentrated, has surprising grip for Bourgogne, pungent and lively. Long. 16.5pts/20
Price: £13.30–£14 Berry Bros & Rudd, Bibendum, Goedhuis, Lay & Wheeler, Tanners, Uncorked
Drink: 2012–2018

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