Burgundy 2016

The 2016 vintage in Burgundy has turned out to be very exciting indeed - especially for the reds. They have freshness, purity and texture.
We love them and we're sure you will too.


Jancis Robinson: "Good news, burgundy lovers...2016 is a seriously delicious vintage"

Jean-Marie Fourrier:
Six years in and Jean-Marie understands his contracted sites & vines and the progression is clear to see. These 2016 wines are the finest yet. Partly down to the concentrated vintage but mostly to the care & attention the grapes receive at the winery. They are deeply flavoured wines that show the crunchy fruit of the vintage. As an aside, a bottle of 2011 Clos Vougeot JMF was opened on a recent visit and it is lovely now. If you bought any 2011s then it’s time to clear them from bond and enjoy. 

Domaine Michel Joannet:
Last October, Seckford was delighted to introduce a new burgundy producer to its list - Domaine Joannet, which is located in the hamlet of Marey-Les-Fussey in the rolling hills behind Nuits-Saint-Georges. Fabien Joannet is the new generation running the domaine; he has upgraded equipment and lowered yields. Joannet makes lovely wines which are silky and vibrant, but sadly in small quantities.

Domaine Boursot:
The Boursot family has been growing grapes in Chambolle since 1550, however the wines only came to our attention when the current generation (brothers Romaric & Romuald) took over in 2013. Both are in their mid-twenties; they have radically changed the work in the vineyard and the cellar. The 2016s are fresh, concentrated and delicious.

Jean-Marie Fourrier (negoce)

2016 Charmes Chambertin Jean-Marie Fourrier £798 per 6ib OC
Deep purple colour. Violets and cedar wood scented. Perfumed, silky attack, floral and textured. Real drive and delicious. Lovely.

Note from John Gilman – View from the Cellar issue 72
The parcel of vines Jean-Marie Fourrier buys fruit from in Charmes-Chambertin lies down towards the RN74, which kept it out of harm’s way during the April frosts and this wine has turned out beautifully in 2016. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a lovely blend of cherries, raspberries, chocolate, grilled meats, dark soil tones, wood smoke, cedar and a top note of mustard seed. On the palate the wine is deep. Full-bodied, suave and quite velvety on the attack, with a sappy core of red fruit, fine soil signature, ripe, suave tannins and a long, tangy and beautifully balanced finish. Fine, fine Charmes. 2024-2040+. 93 points
2016 Mazoyeres Chambertin Jean-Marie Fourrier £798 per 6ib OC
‘Sweeter’ scent, peonies, freesias, more potpourri.  This tastes more like Chambertin than the Charmes. Structured. Good ripe tannins and real solid mulberry-fruit infused mouthful. Fragrant. Power, depth and concentration. Vivacious.

Note from John Gilman – View from the Cellar issue 72
The 2016 Mazoyeres from Jean-Marie is flat out stunning and a step up from the beautifully elegant and sappy Charmes this year. The bouquet shows great purity in its constellation of black cherries, sweet dark berries, hung game, dark soil tones, wood smoke, gamebird and cedary wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and very pure, with outstanding, sappy mid-palate depth, a very complex, soil-driven backend, fine-grained tannins and a long, refined and supremely elegant finish. Glorious Mazoyeres. 2025-2040+. 94 points

Domaine Joannet

2016 Vosne Romanee Domaine Michel Joannet £188 per 6ib OC
 & Magnums £65 each IB
Lovely sweet fruit on the palate. Fresh and wild strawberries. An attractive mouthful, great value and hiding the 20% new oak well.

2016 Vosne Romanee Suchots, Domaine Michel Joannet £325 per 6ib OC
& Magnums £110 each IB
Attractive creamy nose. Immediate Vosne sweetness and silky texture. Rich blackcurrants, balanced tannins. No new oak in 2016 to protect the purity of the Suchots fruit. Exotic finish.

Domaine Boursot

2016 Chambolle Musigny Nazoires, Domaine Boursot £188 per 6ib OC
Two barrels made (normally 6) and includes what little fruit there was in Chatelots & Lavrottes. Floral, fragrant nose, ‘sweet’ and subtle. Lovely creamy style with fresh acidity and a lovely crunchy fruit finish. Chambolle delicacy.

2016 Gevrey Chambertin, Domaine Boursot £188 per 6ib OC
Untouched by the frost. This wine smells marvellous: vibrant & ‘drink me’. Lithe and concentrated. It is a very attractive fruity wine that will drink well from bottling. Tang of oak with delicious pure Pinot fruit.

2016 Vosne Romanee VV, Domaine Boursot £248 per 6ib OC
One barrel made (normally 3). Really attractive nose with elements of ground ginger – a bit like ‘Yorkshire Parkin’. Lovely, sweet, silky Vosne texture. Seductive wine with a refreshing finish.

E&OE Seckford Wines – wines offered subject to Terms & Conditions, price quoted is in bond - subject to remaining unsold. These wines are currently lying abroad with delivery into the UK expected in 2018.

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