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Home Winners > Winners 2020 > Burgundy - Red

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Red Burgundy

Red Burgundy is like the naughty sibling to its white twin. Whereas white Burgundy does its homework and practices the clarinet, receiving pats on the head from delighted tasters every year, its red counterpart bunks off school, more often than not, leaves our judges vaguely disappointed.

So the fact that it so outperformed its Goody Two-Shoes sister this year for perhaps the first time ever was really noteworthy.

Sure (apart from the extraordinarily well-priced Hospices de Beaujeu wine) the prices were high. But once you’d accepted the pillaging of your company credit card, there was quality here throughout. Just take a look at that spread of Golds – that’s the sign of a really strong category.

From The Tasting Teams

‘These showed good typicity for Burgundy – and that great quality usually comes with a premium price tag.’ Andre Luis Martins, Cavalry and Guards Club

‘These reds are never disappointing, and it was nice to discover that some producers are trying to do something different from the old style, moving towards organic, biodynamic and sustainable.’ Elisa Soggia, Trivet

‘We saw some classic expressions of Burgundy Pinot Noir, and one or two organic wines, which were certainly different: more earthy, more farmyard-y, more “authentic”.’ Gary Newborough, The Aristologist

‘It’s increasingly difficult to find something exceptional at a sensible price point for red Burgundy.’ Hamish Greening, Twenty Seven by Jamie Rogers

‘We expect that the prices are going to be higher here, but there was good stuff around the £14, £18, £20 mark as well: good, well-made wines in terms of acidity and complexity.’ Sam Weatherill, Etch. by Steven Edwards

‘They were stemmy, green, really crunchy, but that’s a style I like. They had freshness and vibrancy.’ Andres Ituarte, team leader

Award winners

Found 20 wines

France: Red Burgundy

Domaine Prieur-Brunet, Santenay-Maladière 1er Cru 2016, Burgundy, France

Gold medal winner

'Everything in harmony here, with balanced flavours of soft and juicy cherries, and just a hint of earthiness and spice.' Sam Weatherill, Etch. by Steven Edwards. 'Red roses and delicate spicy oak aromas, with elegant texture and bright red cherries and cranberries. Well-balanced tannins and fresh acidity too, leading to a juicy finish.' Valentin Radosav, Gymkhana Restaurant London.

£20.43 Hatch Mansfield

Edouard Delaunay, Septembre, Pinot Noir 2018, Burgundy, France

Gold medal winner

'Delicate red floral aromas to start, with vanilla flavours and a touch of cinnamon too, leading to silky tannins and a creamy texture, with savoury notes and a well-balanced finish.' Valentin Radosav, Gymkhana Restaurant London. 'With big bright cherry notes and some rose on the nose too, this is fruit-forward, juicy and balanced. It would be a good wine by the glass.' Michael Driscoll, Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa.

£14.37 Matthew Clark

Domaine Gallois, Gevrey-Chambertin 2012, Burgundy, France

Gold medal winner

'A great premium, aged Burgundy with boiled red fruits on an ethereal nose. This is alive and kicking on the palate, with some preserved fruit showing through to long, rolling finish.' Michael Driscoll, Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa. 'This is a style that shows some maturity and development that creates some lovely complexity, with round and juicy tannins.' Valentin Radosav, Gymkhana Restaurant London.

£46.57 Bibendum

Hospices de Beaujeu , Bourgogne Gamay 2018, Burgundy, France

Gold medal winner

'Juicy red cherries and red rose aromas, with velvety tannins and a delicate, earthy finish.' Valentin Radosav, Gymkhana Restaurant London. 'A bright and exuberant wine with firm tannins and a smooth finish.' Michael Driscoll, Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa. 'A lovely, sappy young Pinot with a fresh, floral and red fruit nose. Outstanding value. Charcuterie, please!' Nigel Lister, St. Swithins Wine Shippers.

£7.21 Baythorne

Antoine Olivier, Les Charmes, Santenay 2016, Burgundy, France

Gold medal winner

'An earthy style showing good typicity, with notes of red berries, some floral hints, and notes of tapenade and mushrooms too. This is a savoury wine with fresh acidity and round, ripe tannins.' Diana Rollan, D&D London. 'A lovely, elegant and balanced wine that's full of grace. Well suited to a fine-dining table, and a fun wine to offer by the glass too.' Laurent Richet MS, team leader.

£27.15 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Domaine Joblot, Givry 1e Cru, Clos de la Servoisine Rouge 2017, Burgundy, France

Silver medal winner

'An intense aromatic profile of cooked red cherries, rose and cinnamon spice, with oaky flavours on the finish, and a delicate juicy sweetness too.' Valentin Radosav, Gymkhana Restaurant London. 'Ripe black cherry with smoke and meaty notes too, leading to a lovely, silky texture. An elegant, nicely made Burgundy.' Nigel Lister, St. Swithins Wine Shippers.

£29.17 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Château de Pommard, Clos Marey-Monge 2017, Burgundy, France

Silver medal winner

'A superbly elegant Pinot Noir, although still quite young.' Gary Newborough, The Aristologist. 'There's finesse on the nose, developing a gamey fruitiness, leading to a muscular palate with super tannins and excellent fruit. A big Burgundy that delivers on the nose and palate.' Michael Driscoll, Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa.

£105.04 Jascots Wine Merchants

Jean-Claude Boisset, Bourgogne Rouge, Les Ursulines 2018, Burgundy, France

Bronze medal winner

'This is really lovely for the price, with sweet cherry and currant notes leading to some grippy tannins and lots of spice too.' Andres Ituarte, team leader. 'Herbal, fruity and juicy, with red berries - this is fresh and vibrant, and easy to drink.' Diana Rollan, D&D London. 'Perfumed, elegant and true to the region.' Elena Serban, Heritage Restaurant.

£14.90 Liberty Wines

Jean-Claude Boisset, Chorey-Lès-Beaune, Les Beaumonts 2017, Burgundy, France

Bronze medal winner

'An intense aromatic profile of delicate dried cherries and passion fruit, with delicate complexity of sweet spice and savoury elements, and round tannins.' Valentin Radosav, Gymkhana Restaurant London. 'A good, spicy Pinot nose with a definite lick of oak, some good red fruit concentration and pleasing minerality.' Nigel Lister, St. Swithins Wine Shippers.

£23.50 Liberty Wines

Gouffier, Cuvée Baudron, Bourgogne Rouge 2017, Burgundy, France

Bronze medal winner

'A balanced wine with some complexity, good structure and balanced oak. A good price tag too.' Agostinho Leite, Bistrot Pierre at The Royal William Yard. 'Ripe red plum with fennel and white flower aromas, leading to crushed red berries, some gentle spice and green tobacco leaves.' Andre Luís Martins, team leader.

£18.93 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Gouffier, Les Murgers, Mercurey 2017, Burgundy, France

Bronze medal winner

'This has dense cherry fruit with a nice toasty note, and good depth of fruit. Plump and fresh, with a mineral finish.' Nigel Lister, St. Swithins Wine Shippers. 'A very good wine, with complex red and black cherries and some smoky, toasty notes, as well as vanilla, tobacco leaves and cinnamon.' Elisa Soggia, Trivet.

£25.40 Hallgarten & Novum Wines

Lequin-Colin, Santenay, Vieilles Vignes 2017, Burgundy, France

Bronze medal winner

'Full of character, this is fruity and floral, with additional spice and earthy notes. A food wine.' Laurent Richet MS, team leader. 'A beautiful nose with tertiary complexities coming through, and some perfumed, excellent fruit and acidity.' Michael Driscoll, Careys Manor Hotel & SenSpa. 'Ripe red fruits that feel quite plump and generous on the palate, while the nose is teeming with five spice and anise.' Sam Weatherill, Etch. by Steven Edwards.

£18.17 Top Selection

David Duband, Bourgogne Rouge 2017, Burgundy, France

Commended medal winner

£17.41 Top Selection

David Duband, Clos Louis Auguste, Hautes-Côtes de Nuits 2017, Burgundy, France

Commended medal winner

£20.76 Top Selection

Laurent Boussey, Volnay Rouge 2014, Burgundy, France

Commended medal winner

£24.40 Top Selection

Joseph Drouhin, Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018, Burgundy, France

Commended medal winner

£14.05 Enotria&Coe

Domaine Albert Morot, Beaune 1er Cru Les Bressandes 2014, Burgundy, France

Commended medal winner

Domaine Joblot, Givry 1er Cru, l'Empreinte 2017, Burgundy, France

Commended medal winner

Famille Carabello-Baum, Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017, Burgundy, France

Commended medal winner

Domaine Michel Magnien, Morey-St-Denis 2014, Burgundy, France

Commended medal winner

£34.26 Bibendum

 

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