The 2019 vintage - Small Yield, Beautifully Balanced Wines
Welcome to our 2019 vintage Burgundy en primeur offer. We are really thrilled to offer it as the quality of the 2019 vintage is especially high. Quantities, compared to 2017 and 2018 are down, meaning in turn that the quantities we have on offer are also reduced, a key reason to get in now while the full range is available. (2020 vintage quantities are also down on average).
For full producer reviews and 2019 price list, please click here.
>> Watch the replay of our Zoom Meeting with Anthony Hanson MW, as we discussed the 2019 Burgundy vintage. Anthony's insights from domaine visits, and tips on buying En Primeur are included. The questions discussed can also be skipped to at the time stamps in the video description on Youtube.
2019 Burgundy Growing Season and Harvest
Two features stand out in 2019. The first is that both whites and reds are of very high quality. The season favoured both the Côte de Beaune and the Côte de Nuits, so no singling out by geography is required. Secondly, in terms of style, as Anthony Hanson MW explained to us during our Zoom chat with him recently, while there was summer heat which delivered very good ripeness levels, a lack of rain in July, August and early September also meant that acidity levels were preserved. Stylistically this is important, because while (like 2018s) the 2019s are rich, they are also well balanced.
Whites, which share this freshness, are not in the nervy, steely style we see in some vintages, but rather, as Anthony described them, they are “broad-shouldered, rich, sumptuous, offering luscious drinking.” We can all enjoy some of that!
Reds have richness and depth, as well as that freshness. Today, most domaines extract gently, carefully, so Anthony feels that while there will be very long-lived 2019s, they are on the whole less likely to shut down than some serious vintages of the past, like 2005. There will be a broad drinking window.
Domaines on offer:
Hospices de Beaune, tended at Domaine Michel Lafarge
Hospices de Beaune, tended at Domaine Emmanuel Rouget
Domaine Christian Clerget
Domaine Claude Dugat
Domaine Comte Georges de Vogüé
Domaine Denis Bachelet
Domaine Emmanuel Rouget
Maison Etienne Sauzet
Domaine Frédéric Esmonin
Charles Van Canneyt
Domaine Jean-Marc Millot
Domaine Laurent Roumier
Château de la Maltroye
Domaine Paul Pernot
Linden's Buying Guide for 2019 Burgundy En Primeur
‘Layered’ buying is my key advice to you as you peruse this offer. Layer, in terms of appellation levels, from grand cru, premier cru, village and regional levels – so that you have a mix of wines to drink, a variety of future opportunities to serve these wines, and a means to monitor the progress of the jewels that sit at the top. Layer too between producers. The outstanding feature of Burgundy today is the new, young generation that is emerging to produce fabulous quality and style. We are proud to be representing a number of them. Do not overlook, for example, the wines being made by Justine Clerget (Christian Clerget), Prune Amiot (Amiot-Servelle), Alvina Pernot (Alvina Pernot), Armand Heitz (Armand Heitz), Philippe Harmand (Harmand-Geoffroy), Alix Millot (Jean-Marc Millot), Xavier Horiot (Launay-Horiot), and Amélie Berthaut (Berthaut-Gerbet).
Finally, as you will see compared to our already physical 2018s, we provide the best possible prices in our 2019 en primeur release offer, to reward you in this, the earliest buying opportunity.
Do get in touch with us if you would like help in putting together your order.