Vintages can be characterised as early or late, hot or cool, of greater or lesser quality. Some are hailed by storm clouds, others hailed by the press. In 2014, Burgundy experienced a relatively cool summer and a relatively early harvest, but without extremes in either case (read a detailed report on the growing season here). It did get hailed on from above, and it will be hailed from below as a superb vintage for white wines and a very good one for reds. There are some glorious wines here.
Volumes available are usually no less than for 2013, sometimes more; however, recent years have all been below the previous average in crop size and this has fuelled increased prices at the cellar door. Fortunately the exchange rate helps us this year. We are delighted to confirm that almost all of the wines offered here are priced below the equivalent 2013, which in turn were less expensive than for 2012.
Jasper Morris, MW - Burgundy Director
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Burgundy 2014: out of the gate
On the launch day of our Burgundy 2014 en primeur offering, our Burgundy Director Jasper Morris MW reports on the vintage, the style of the wines it has produced - and of course - the all-important pricing.