The Burgundy wine region has always fascinated and frustrated in equal measure. For every eulogising, life-changing proclamation from someone realising wine nirvana, there is some poor soul somewhere bashing their head in perplexity. At its best, Burgundy wine can provide the ultimate - the transcendental, mystifying, unexplainable pleasure that only truly great wine can bring. But at its worst, Burgundy wine can be an expensive mistake, bring disillusion and even provoke anger.
A wine which always has plenty of character, the 2017 has red berry and plum aromas. On the palate, succulent forest fruit characters and subtle spice notes are balanced by elegant tannins which provide structure and lead to a long finish. This will be approachable earlier than 2016. Drink from 2020. Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £56.68
Harmonious and refreshing, bright citrus characters on the nose mingle with aromas of flower blossom and white peaches. Yellow citrus flavours are balanced by a chalky mineral quality which leads to a long finish. This wine will be very enjoyable in its youth but has enough energy for several years of ageing. Drink from 2018. Armit Winesmore
Bottle 75cl £57.68