2009 & 2010 Burgundy

I attended a very exciting tasting and dinner last week at Zucca restaurant on Bermondsey Street. The theme was comparing 2009 and 2010 white and red Burgundy, which is particularly interesting as the two vintages have produced many wines which are lauded by just about everyone, though for very different reasons. Ripeness and generosity have always been the hallmarks of the 2009 vintage while purity and complexity have been those of the 2010 vintage. However, these are generalities and it was great to be able to taste 3 pairs of white Burgundies and 6 pairs of red Burgundies to gain a better understanding of the two vintages.

Domaine Leflaive

Domaine Leflaive has been producing some of the finest white wines from the best vineyards in Burgundy for decades. It is always a pleasure to drink their wines as they have an inimitable spicy character which makes them not only unique in Burgundy, but in the world as well. 

New Kid on the block – Domaine Janotsbos

If you are looking for well priced, top notch Burgundy, this is worth your attention!

Domaine Janotsbos, as the few of you that attended our tasting recently will be aware, are a new-comer to the UK scene, and an exclusive to Ditton Wine Traders. Based in Meursault, wine-making team of two, Thierry Janots (part time wine-maker at Comtes Lafon) and Richard Bos have been producing exceptionally high quality wines since 2005, and we are delighted to be able to offer the exceptional 2010's.