Burgundy En Primeur 2015

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When a legend such as Michel Lafarge says he doesn’t remember a red vintage of this calibre since 1929 you know great things are in store. Indeed the red wines are showing extraordinary promise, with an enviable concentration and ripeness that is effortlessly balanced by fine supple tannins, lifted perfume and a vibrant freshness. The quality of the vintage, coupled with the undeniable talent of our enviable portfolio of producers shines through in the wines from Bourgogne through to Grand Cru level. They are in short mesmeric, even at this early stage and promise both early pleasure and a compelling grace and energy for the patient.

The white wines have a tendency to ripeness and heaviness and the key is to find those producers who excel in the tauter, leaner styles of wine to triumph in this vintage. They have produced some profound and exciting wines with a mid-term aging capacity in 2015. 

Bearing in mind how pitifully low in volume the 2016’s are, with producers regularly reporting an 80-100% reduction in crop, there was never a better time to make hay while the sun shines and scoop up what you can from this exceptional 2015 vintage.

 

At Armit we pride ourselves on having one of the best Burgundy portfolios in the business, with names such as Leflaive, Roumier, Fourrier and Lafarge. These are just some of the gems to be sought out in 2015 yet they effortlessly embody the best of what this vintage has to offer.

At Domaine Leflaive a wealth of experience meant that the grapes were harvested very early in what was a hot year. This decision and the expertise of the team in the winery proved themselves perfectly when tasting the wines. They displayed brilliant purity, poise and finesse wrapped in a robe of richness.

The wines of Domaine Roumier in 2015 are best described by one word: precision. A combination of confidence and a deep understanding of his terroir meant that Christophe Roumier’s wines articulate all the hallmarks of the 2015 vintage with considerable clarity aligned with a regal richness.

Jean-Marie Fourrier of Domaine Fourrier favours minimal intervention so as to allow the vines, vintage and terroir to be communicated most faithfully. With the class of the conditions in 2015 the results are flawless. Graceful wines which are fleet of foot and rather luxurious. A delight.

The father and son team at Domaine Michel Lafarge produced wines which are a paradigm of refinement in their 2015 offering. A deft balance of delicacy and charm is what defines these wines. They possess a great deal of self-assurance in the way they wear their quality with discretion as opposed to a boastful flourish. Stunning.

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