Burgundy 2019 en primeur

A vintage like no other

Normally, the wine trade descends on Burgundy each October to taste the new vintage. This year, the cellars were quieter than normal, as many couldn’t make it out to the region. But our trip – squeezed in between national lockdowns both here and there – was worth every day of the 14-day quarantine.

The 2019 vintage is consistently impressive. The year’s warm, dry conditions produced concentrated wines with amazing freshness.

The whites have an extra level of intensity, yet retain a classic profile, while the reds display perfect ripeness and seamless tannins. Most importantly, wines of both colours have wonderful acidity that keeps them moreish and fresh, with no sign of jammy or over-ripe flavours.

Remarkably approachable now thanks to their impeccable balance, it’s clear both whites and reds have a long future ahead of them. It’s bitter-sweet for the region’s growers, however, with yields down by as much as 50% at some addresses.

BROWSE BY PRODUCER
BURGUNDY 2019
Our full report

Everything you need to know about the 2019 vintage

Read more
The red wines

Seamless, succulent, age-worthy reds that speak of their terroir

Shop now
The white wines

Generous yet balanced wines with poise and potential

Shop now
ABOUT THE VINTAGE
Burgundy 2019: the whites

A vintage of amazing consistency and balance in the Côte de Beaune

Read more
Burgundy 2019: the reds

Ripe but balanced, these are wines for the long-haul

Read more
“Simply brilliant”

The Wine Advocate’s William Kelley on Burgundy 2019

Read more
We use cookies to give you the best possible experience of our website. If you continue, we’ll assume you’re happy for your web browser to receive all cookies from our website. See our cookie policy for more information on cookies and how to manage them.