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Burgundy En Primeur 2012

For Burgundy wines, 2012 was a growing season to forget, saved by six weeks of fine summer weather in the middle, culminating in wines to remember. The ugly duckling turned into a swan, but the key highlights have been diminished crops, rising prices due to world demand, glorious and glamorous red wines, exceptionally concentrated white wines.

Vintage Key Points
  • Glorious and glamorous red wines
  • Exceptionally concentrated white wines
  • Hardly any wine in the Côte de Beaune
  • Another short crop in the Côte de Nuits
  • Exceptionally concentrated white wines

The crop is small in the Mâconnais and Chablis, but not catastrophically so, and the wines are looking very good. Most Chablis wines are unusually fruity. The Côte de Beaune is less consistent: we have rejected some, however many others are pure and exceptionally concentrated and will provide startlingly fine examples of white Burgundy... Read the White Wines Vintage Report

The parallel of 1961 Bordeaux springs to mind: a tiny crop because of difficulties in the first half of the growing season, while subsequent fine weather produced wines of extraordinary concentration... Read the Red Wines Vintage Report
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Burgundy 2012 producers featured at a glance 

Chablis 2012 producers featured at a glance


Inside Burgundy

After nearly three decades living and breathing the region’s wine, Jasper Morris MW, BBR Burgundy Buyer, has gathered all his knowledge and experience together in a comprehensive handbook, Inside Burgundy, available from our BB&R Press. 

This award-winning classic volume has now become a series of interactive, Multi-Touch eBooks for the iPad.
In addition, the Burgundy Annual Report 2014, provides a detailed update to his acclaimed book and is essential reading for those who want to drink – or invest – in this fantastic region.

To receive advice about the wines, please contact our Fine Wine Department
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