England’s Master of Wine Tim Atkin just returned from his annual tasting in Burgundy and published the preliminary edition of Burgundy Report 2016 with ratings only. The full edition with notes will follow later this month.
“Despite the vintage’s mixed reputation, there are plenty of delicious 2016s on offer, showing elegance and precision. The wines are très Bourguignons, several growers told me, indicating their preference for 2016 over 2015.
They may have a point. The reds are not as powerful or age-worthy as the 2015s, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. (Like the 2005s, the 2015s will need at least a decade in bottle in some cases.) At their best, the 2016s are like a combination of 2010 and 2008, with a bit of the ripeness of 2009 perhaps, reflecting the heat of the summer months.”
|Dom. Joseph Voillot||Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes||90 points|
|Dom. Joseph Voillot||Pommard PC Pézerolles||94 points|
|Dom. Joseph Voillot||Pommard PC Les Rugiens||95 points|
|Dom. Joseph Voillot||Pommard Vieilles Vignes||92 points|
|Dom. Joseph Voillot||Volnay PC Caillerets||94 points|
|Dom. Joseph Voillot||Volnay PC Champans||92 points|
|Dom. Joseph Voillot||Volnay PC Fremiets||94 points|
|Dom. Joseph Voillot||Volnay Vieilles Vignes||91 points|