Steven Spurrier on 2010 Burgundy

by Charles Lea

In the recent Decanter Magazine Steven Spurrier writes “Compared to 2009, the 2010s are less rich but more precise. Compared to 2008, they are more rich and more balanced. Precision and purity were the buzzwords during the tastings, then character and depth; elegance wasn’t mentioned, as it was common to all.”

He selects his top 10 reds and whites from the London tastings, which include the wines below. Prices and terms as per our 2010 Burgundy Offer (all quoted excl. VAT), where all these wines are offered low ‘primeur’ prices.

Whites

Domaine Daniel Barraud, Macon-Vergisson La Roche per case £105 ib / £135 dpd
“What flowers and white fruit, fresh, fleshy minerality, lovely wine. Drink: 2012-14”

Domaine Paul & Marie Jacquesson, Rully 1er Cru La Pucelle per case £150 ib / £180 dpd
“Very expressive and has all the class of smarter wines from the Cote d’Or, a beautiful wine.Drink: 2013-16”

Domaine Moreau-Naudet, Chablis Grand Cru Valmur per case £249 ib / £282 dpd
“Dry honey nose, white fruits, great density and length, classic Grand Cru. Drink: 2014-20”

Domaine Fernand & Laurent Pillot, Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Vide Bourse per case £318 ib / £345 dpd
“Quite honeyed, better even than their excellent 1er Cru Morgeot, more precision, character and depth.Drink: 2014-19”

Reds

Domaine Francois Lumpp, Givry 1er Cru Clos Jus per case £186 ib / £216 dpd
“Succulent and exuberant for Givry and lots of youthful vigour and charm for Givry. – Drink: 2014-18.”

Pommard 1er Cru Grand Crus des Epenots Domaine de Courcel per case £528 ib / £555 dpd
“Stunning fruit, really good earthy spice, depth and length, very good indeed. Drink: 2016-25”

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Beaux Bruns Domaine Thierry Mortet per case £471 ib / 492 dpd
Lovely lissom fruit, great purity of Chambolle-Musigny, great depth and terrific future. Drink: 2015-25″

Sarah Marsh, also in Decanter, says of the whites:
“Lovers of proper white Burgundy should not hesitate to snap up the 2010 vintage. The style is more classically Burgundian than 2009, driven by firm acidity, but also ripe. This equitable profile will hold much appeal, but there is precious little of it.”

Roll up Roll up – place your orders now to take advantage of the lowest ‘primeur’ prices we will ever offer for these wines on the grand 2010 Burgundy Offer

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