2017 Red Burgundies | Top scoring cuvées with notes from the Wine Advocate
To complete what has been a glowing Burgundy 2017 EP drive in the early months of the year, we have gathered together ten different Red Burgundy wines (6 premiers crus and 4 grands crus) which received great write-ups from William Kelley of the Wine Advocate. William (who replaced Neal Martin, now a writer for Vinous) is one of the top wine critics for the region.
These Pinots all share the main characteristics of this much hyped vintage – “supple, charming and expressive, characterised by melting tannins”. William Kelley’s view is backed by Neal Martin who comments: “The 2017 reds have a lot of charm, will give a lot of pleasure and will surprise many with their longevity… they feel lively and tensile, as great Pinot Noir should.”
Coming from six dazzling domaines spread across the magical area of the Côte d’Or: Simon Bize, Jean-Marc Bouley, Chandon de Briailles, Faiveley, Jean Grivot and Louis Jadot; these are a warranty of the high quality you would expect from each appellation.
In Neal Martin’s words: “Nobody makes Pinot Noir like Burgundy”. They are unquestionably wines worth adding to your cellar.