Burgundian harvests are rarely considered in isolation, not least by the people who make wine in the region. What came before and afterwards is often as important as the vintage that’s being presented to the market. This is certainly the case with 2014, which followed a series of small crops and preceded what is
already being touted as one of the greatest ever years for red wines. We shall see…
The more you learn about this fascinating area (the greatest in the world, to my mind) the more you realise how much you still don’t understand. There is no
substitute for time spent on the ground, literally walking around vineyards, as well as talking to producers about their wines. Above all, you have to taste, taste and taste again.