John Earle and I set out on our trip to taste and review the 2009 Burgundy vintage on Sunday, 28th November last year. These are critical visits as it is through these extensive tastings at each of our principal domaines that we put together our thoughts and tasting notes for such offers as this. By 7.00pm on that Sunday, whilst transferring to the TGV at Charles de Gaulle airport, our plans were completely annihilated when my brief case, containing my passport, wallet, credit cards, phone etc. etc., was stolen from our baggage trolley. The result was that we had to spend the next 48 hours in Paris, waiting for the British Embassy to organise a new passport and trying to replace some of the other stolen possessions. We had no choice but to abandon our trip down to the Côte d’Or. Rather than delay our offer of the undoubtedly very fine 2009 Burgundies, we have decided to make an ‘interim’ selection of all the key wines from our family of growers. We will be publishing full tasting notes in March when we will hopefully have a less eventful trip to visit these domaines! In the meantime, you can be assured that in all cases, these are wine-makers who we have been working with for many years and have every confidence that their 2009’s will continue in the same vein as previous vintages.
A link to the Burgundy Interim Offer is on the Home page of our Website