2014 Red Burgundies – Ready to Go Part 2

2014 saw uneven weather: the beginning was promising, with glorious sunshine giving perfect conditions for flowering, but a rainy summer slowed ripening to the extent that growers feared lean, acidic wines. Then a warm autumn and dry north wind pushed ripeness, and the harvest took place in good conditions. These two disparate elements give the vintage its magic: the cool middle period a bright, crunchy freshness, the warmth at either end enough ripeness without any loss of focus.

Below are four of our favourites from a recent tasting:







The wines

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Red

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Domaine René Bouvier

2014 Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice (BOUV24214A)
Pebble-rich limestone soils give a wine that will, according to Bernard Bouvier, always be accessible, whether young or old. It is smooth and rich, with vibrant black fruit of some depth, good finesse and a long saline finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £174.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £37.48
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Domaine Christophe Denizot

2014 Givry Rouge (DENI60214A)
Rich, clay-heavy soils give a dark wine with ripe black-cherry and blackberry fruit, melting but quite present tannins, and a long fresh, juicy finish.
6 Bottle - 75cl £84.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £19.48
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Domaine Jean Guiton

2014 Ladoix 1er Cru La Corvée (GUIT30214A)
Very well defined cool black fruit, fine tannins and lots of energy make this very appealing.
6 Bottle - 75cl £132.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £29.08
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Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat

2014 Chambolle-Musigny (HUDE10214A)
Deceptively light, showing lovely pure delicate red fruit, but it quickly becomes evident that there is serious density and a pleasant mineral edge.
6 Bottle - 75cl £216.00
In Bond
Equivalent bottle price inc. VAT: £45.88
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