Burgundy 2016 En Primeur Offer
**Join us to taste a selection of 2016's at our en primeur tasting on Friday 19th January 2017** >>> Click here to find out more
Reserve your selection from our 2016 Burgundy en primeur offer; a year of exquisite quality wines and a must-buy vintage for any Burgundy-lover, despite the extreme damage to the crop and subsequent shortages due to frost and hail in the early part of the year. Whilst in Burgundy I experienced the hail and it was ferocious.
The 2016 vintage was a late vintage as a result of a cool spring which meant that flowering was late. August was warm with good intermittent rains and then virtually the whole of September was glorious. The harvest started on the 27th September and went on for 10 days in superb conditions.
A late warm, dry and sunny year for Burgundy, with daytime temperatures averaging a degree above the long-term average, many of our growers are comparing their wines to the great years of 2010 and 2005, with exquisitely ripe fruit, silky tannins and wonderfully pure fragrance.
In 2016 the wines offer, pure Burgundian class: hedonistically expressive fruit wrapped up in Pinot Noir’s classically delicate, silky structure. The whites too have a strong offering, with their succulent texture suggesting early to mid-term drinking will see them at their best
Another release will come at the end of next week from Domaine D'Ardhuy and Domaine Naudin Ferrand.Both have some beautiful offerings not to be missed. Whilst Naudin Ferrand's gorgeous Aloxe-Corton and Ladoix continues to wow...Bizot's glorious wines take us to incredible levels of indulgence and purity, now reaching DRC prices and it's not difficult to see why as global demand continues to soar but cannot be satisfied.
All prices shown offered in bond, per six. Terms & Conditions apply. To reserve any wines in the offer, please contact us with your selection:
Working in one of the most picturesque estate houses and cellars in Burgundy, which lies just off the Route des Grands Crus (pictured above), Domaine d’Ardhuy’s winemaker Carel Voorhuis vinifies a wonderfully textured, silky and full-flavoured range of wines.
The domaine’s Ladoix wines offer particularly good value, with much of the fruit declassified from their Corton vineyards. The estate’s entire production has been certified biodynamic since 2012.
Ladoix, 1er Cru Blanc 'Le Rognet' Monopole:....TBC
Beaune, 1er Cru 'Petit Clos Blanc des Theurons': TBC
Puligny Montrachet, 'Le Trézin' TBC
Puligny Montrachet, 1er Cru 'Sous le Puits' TBC
Savigny les Beaune 1er Cru ‘Aux Clous’ TBC
Beaune, 1er Cru 'Champs Pimonts' TBC
This is an address that is often overlooked in Burgundy, however savy wine-buyers are falling in love with the purity and precision of this brilliantly run Estate. Christine Dubreuil has put her heart and soul into lifting the entire reputation of this region. The wines punch well above their weight. Cherry-like Pinot and classically mineral whites are the order of the day here.
Recommended to us in the 2014 vintage, by a Burgundy-loving client who took part in Dubreuil-Fontaine’s grape harvest a number of years ago, we were blown away by the gorgeous silkiness offered by the estate’s wines.
2016 was a super year for the domaine, with incredible fruit richness and intensity – yet the wonderful elegance and delicate structure we adored in the 2015s hasn’t been lost in the slightest. Well worth having in the cellar.
Pernand Vergelesses Blanc £110
Pernand Vergelesses Blanc Clos Berthet £185...Neal Martin MW..:"Only one of six 1er Crus classified as 1er Cru in the Pernanad Vergelesses appellation. After 5 years, the fruit will be superb."
Pernand Vergelesses Blanc Clos Fretille £155
Corton Charlemagne £395
Pernand Vergelesses £110
Pernand Vergelesses Rouge Clos Berthet £145
Savigny les Beaune £145
Beaune Montrevots £185...Situated just above the Clos des Mouches at a fraction of the price. Super value.
Pommard Epenots £275
Corton Bressandes £325....Neal Martin MW..: "Sultry, red berry fruit. Rounded in texture with raspberry and blackberry fruit. A generous finish. Very fine."
Corton Clos du Roi £325
Volnay £185 ...Neal Martin MW..: "The Volnay contains some 1er Cru fruit as usual. A pleasing rich berry and custard strawberry-scented bouquet that is full of charm. A real treat. Lovely."
One of the largest owners of vineyards in the Burgundy region, Jadot boasts the singular distinction of offering both consistent quality and large volumes of their well-priced, everyday drinking wines, as well as some of the finest and most age-worthy Premier and Grand Cru wines, bar none.
While, like most true Burgundy-lovers, we adore the small artisan growers of the region, the quality and value of Louis Jadot's wines are such that we'd always recommend adding a case or two to your en primeur selection.
Beaune Greves Premier Cru £250 - "The palate is well balanced with a fine bead of affinity. Very fine indeed." Robertparker.com
Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru ‘Les Referts’ £340
Beaune Vignes Franches £210 - Louis Jadot owns over 20 hectares of Beaune Premier Cru vineyards, including a Hectare of Les Vignes Franches. It is one of the highest rated vineyards around Beaune and 2016 is exquisite.
Corton Pougets Grand Cru £430 - "The wine has an earthy, cedary rich bouquet that has an excellent personality. The palate is well defined with juicy ripe cherry fruit." Robertparker.com
Patrick Javillier, as well as being one of the most characterful growers in Burgundy, is also a winemaking genius. No doubt spurred on by his love of food and wine, Javillier's wines are full of passion, flavour and epitomise excellence.
His wines (predominantly white) are textbook for Meursault - and represent a style of rich, textured, but elegant white Burgundy, that winemakers all over the world aspire (but usually fail) to emulate. We do not really need to say much about Patrick's 2016s apart from the fact that they are all superb but do not hesitate to buy as quantities are drastically reduced this year having lost much of his crop.
Bourgogne Blanc ‘Cuvée des Forgets’ £75
Bourgogne Blanc ‘Cuvée Oligocène’ £100
Meursault ‘Clos du Cromin’ £190
Puligny Montrachet ‘Les Levrons’ £225
Corton Charlemagne £550
Domaine Hubert Lamy
Saint-Aubin has always been the source of some of Burgundy’s best value, high quality white wines; nestled in the gap in the hills above Chassagne and Puligny-Montrachet, the weather can be a little more varied.
However, in great years like 2014 and 2015 - and in the hands of great winemakers like Olivier Lamy - its wines can be considered as much better priced equals to their more illustrious counterparts from the Montrachets and Meursault, as Jancis Robinson made clear in the FT last year.
"Olivier took over his father Hubert’s domaine in 1995. Continuing Hubert’s modernisation of the domaine, Olivier is now regarded as one of the finest winemakers in Saint Aubin."
Saint Aubin La Princée £120
Saint Aubin 1er Cru Les Frionnes £144
Saint Aubin 1er Cru Clos du Meix £144
Santenay 1er Cru Clos des Gravières Blanc £162
Chassagne Montrachet Le Concis du Champs £225
Domaine Anne Parent
For any serious afficionado of Pommard wines, this is the place the visit and our tasting with Anne of the 2016s every wine was a true reflection of each plot's complex terroir. Anne Parent can trace 12 generations of winemakers in her family stretching back to the 17th century, including an ancestor who became the personal wine advisor to Thomas Jefferson and amongst the first to export Burgundy wines to what became the United States.
But this grand history certainly doesn't show in Anne's demeanour; she's one of the most charming, witty and talkative winemakers you're likely to meet in Burgundy, with a pragmatic and straightforward nature, which results in a wonderfully charming range of fruit-driven and silky wines.
As Parker puts it: "I have a lot of time for the wines of Anne Parent," continuing, "this is a domaine that deserves more attention than it currently receives, a source of pure Pommard; wines that seem to be improving year on year under the guidance of Anne and her team. What is more, prices are very reasonable, which means that everyone can enjoy her wines."
"This was a strong set of wines from Anne Parent, a winemaker who I might suggest is underrated by the cognoscenti. This was one of her strongest portfolios yet, in particular with respect to the Pommard premier crus such as Les Chaponnières, Chanlins and Les Croix Noires. I also highly recommend her outstanding Bourgogne Selection Pomone as one of the great hidden gems. This generic red Burgundy punches at high village cru level and, especially with two declassified barrels of Ladoix premier cru in the mix, is just as good as the superb 2015." Neil Martin MW.
Bourgogne Chardonnay £120
Rully Blanc £135 The wine is being produced by Anne's son-in-law and vinified by Anne - gorgeous.
Monthelie 1er Cru £215
Corton Blanc £595 - One of the stars of the Vintage. Rich, voluptuous; the use of 100% new oak is dreamy here.
Bourgogne Pinot Noir £115
Bourgogne Selection Pomone £150
Ladoix Les Corvee £215 - One of the finest value wines we have tasted from the 2016s
Pommard 1er Argillieres £374
Pommard 1er Cru Croix Noires £374
Pommard Croix Blanche £290
Pommard 1er Chanlin £374
Pommard Chaponnieres £415
Beaune, 1er Cru ‘Les Epenottes’ £250 - A great find. Rich, mouth-watering Beaune that will age well. Textbook Pinot.
Pommard, 1er Cru ‘Les Epenots’ £415
Corton Grand Cru ‘Les Renardes’ £545
We first shipped Jean-Yves 'wines to the UK over 10 years ago and in that time have seen him become one of the leading winemakers in the world. His wines are unrivalled for purity. They are some of the greatest wines we have ever come across. An incredible winemaker...understated, meticulous in the cellar who believes passionately about non intervention and the expression of fruit and terroir above all. Each year our clients praise the wines as some of their best purchases. The wines are limited as ever, and we are sorry that we will not be able to fill everyone's demands however we will allocate them as ever, fairly. He deserves the praise that he receives as he has solely created a reputation that is second to none.
His stripped and uncompromising standards in the vineyards and his enviable old vine parcels in Vosne-Romanée combined to give us as stellar line-up of miniscule production red Burgundies built for the long-haul. Bizot is a Professor of viticulture and oenology. Bizot's wines need to open up and reveal their character. Even the village D.O.C Vosne-Romanée will require about 5 years of ageing to appreciate what is to come. Bizot recently made some exciting purchases in the far North of the Cotes-de-Nuites, terriors that he believes are under appreciated. His Chardonnay is right next to Clos-de-Vougeot and is incredible. All of his wines are bottled by hand, barrel by barrel, without filtration. They are for serious and patient connoisseurs.
Prices are per bottle and are available in cases of 3 or 6:
Bourgogne Blanc Les Violettes £95
Hautes Cotes de Nuits £95
Vosne Romanée Les Reas £339
Vosne Romanée Les Jachees £200
Vosne Romanée £161
Bourgogne Rouge Le Chapitre £135
Bourgogne Rouge Hautes Cots de Nuits £90
Domaine Naudin Ferrand
All appellations TBC ..
Terms and Conditions:
All prices shown (unless indicated otherwise) are in bond per six bottles and, therefore, exclude import duty and VAT. For an explanation of the en-primeur buying process, or to set up a bonded storage account for your wine, contact staff on 020 8540 9979, or visit our Wimbledon store.
Any en primeur reserves will be invoiced immediately and must be settled within 14 days by cash, cheque, bank transfer, or debit card. Failure to settle invoices within this period may result in cancellation of orders without notice.
Wine is offered ‘en primeur’ and, therefore, is currently lying at the domaine in France. Shipping to your LCB storage account is charged at a one-off rate of £18 including VAT, for any size of order. No further shipping cost will be incurred by any additions you make to your Burgundy 2016 order from future Burgundy 2016 en primeur offers.
Wines will be shipped when released by their domaine in 12 – 18 months’ time and you will be contacted once they arrive to arrange transfer to your bonded storage account, or onwards delivery.