A blind tasting at the west London premises of FINE+RARE proved a revealing experience for one wine journalist.
The Financial Times' Jancis Robinson said the broker's Simon Davies and Amanda Baxter had procured examples of the 2008 vintage from 56 producers of Burgundy's Grand Cru, Clos de Vougeot.
"I was intrigued to discover that some of my favourite wines had been made by Leymarie-Ceci and Regis Forey," commented Ms Robinson in the Financial Times.
Other little-known producers which impressed the critic included Domaine Laurent Roumier of Chambolle-Musigny and Domaine Henri Rebourseau of Gevrey-Chambertin.
"While there was no single style of wine … the overall quality was seriously impressive," she added, noting that the best Clos de Vougeots are generally considered to come from the upper third of the vineyard, which benefits from better drainage.
According to just-drinks.com, Burgundy's wine trade body recently increased its marketing spend in an effort to capitalise on growth in its key export markets.
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