2018 Burgundy En Primeur | Chablis
We are absolutely delighted to launch our Burgundy 2018 En Primeur campaign with an offer of these wonderfully charming wines from Chablis.
This is unquestionably a vintage to add to your cellar. We work with some of the top producers in the region, all of whom are firmly in the critics' spotlight. Their wines offer exceptional value and will be absolutely delicious drinkers, while you wait for the 2017s to mature.
To highlight a few:
• Premiers Crus starting at under £200/12 – Pommier's 1er Cru Côte de Léchet at £195/12 is simply not to be missed
• The outstanding Grand Cru Les Clos from Domaine Pinson Freres at £395.00/12 IB, scored 97 points in Decanter and was named ‘Wine of the Vintage’ by Tim Atkin MW
• Billaud-Simon and Droin should also not be overlooked, a pair of domaines of the highest calibre
• The prices are enticing; you are looking at premiers crus from £22 per bottle on the table and grands cru from £42.00 per bottle
Goedhuis buying director, David Roberts MW has summed the vintage up for us:
The 2018 Chablis are characterised by their charm and very approachable white stone fruit aromatics. It is a year which has really filled the growers with joy, this decade has been positively spartan in its generosity of yields, so 2018 is a welcome relief for them, very good quality and plenty of it as well, so everybody is happy! The wines express 2018’s warmth of fruit whilst retaining an excellent freshness. They have classical Chablis poise and have great early appeal, with good ageing potential. A timely reminder of how special these great wines really are.
Jasper Morris MW of insideburgundy.com echoes this: “for the quality producers the wines are delicious, with good vineyard typicity. Lovely wines for the medium-term, to drink before 2017.”
Nature smiled on Chablis in 2018 with a healthy production. Sadly this has not been repeated in 2019 which is one of the smallest harvests this decade. This is another excellent reason to stock up on these 2018s which continue to represent extraordinarily good value for the quality among the white wines of Burgundy.