Author: David Roberts MW

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Burgundy 2018 |First Thoughts

November 29th 2019


There are so many reasons why I love Burgundy. One of its most endearing qualities is the honesty of the growers in the Côte d’Or. They wear their hearts on their sleeves and will openly tell you about the stresses and strains of the growing season. This was very much the case in 2018. Following three intensive weeks of tasting both reds and whites, I forgot how many times I heard:“It was a year of extremes. I won’t lie I had my worries, but 12 months on, the wines have grown up and truly blossomed…”

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2017 Burgundy | A glorious expression of poise and precision

November 23rd 2018


After three weeks’ tasting the 2017 vintage in Burgundy I have come back excited and energised. This time last year many of our growers were strangely subdued. While they were thrilled to have some volume after six consecutively small harvests, they couldn’t quite put their finger on an overall style or quality. Twelve months on and their demeanour had changed. There was a spring in their step and many were clearly delighted at the quality of the vintage.

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The Wine Dinner at The Savoy 2018: Bordeaux 2005s Part 1

March 27th 2018


Expectations can be a dangerous thing, but sometimes, happily, they are exceeded. This was most certainly the case at last week’s 14th Wine Dinner at The Savoy hosted by Johnny and Laura Goedhuis and the Wentworth-Stanley family in aid of two hugely worthy charities when we tasted one of the greatest Bordeaux vintages of recent times: 2005.

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