Celebrate Bourgogne Week with these DWWA award-winning Burgundy wines

Bourgogne Week is a unique occasion to sample the latest vintage (2018) of Burgundy wines available on the market and meet the importers and distributors from the local markets, as well as producers and negociants.

From 7-16 January, Bourgogne Week is being celebrated across London with more than 15 En Primeur tastings taking place over the two weeks. While wine writers, buyers and importers taste and assess the 2018 vintage, we look back at stellar examples of Burgundy award winners from the most recent Decanter World Wine Awards.

See below for DWWA 2019 Gold, Platinum and Best in Show winners.

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For the fourth year, Bourgogne Week will also take place in Hong-Kong from 24 February to 1 March 2020 as well as in Tokyo, Japan in July 2020.

Top DWWA 2019 Burgundy wines

Best in Show

Domaine de la Vougeraie, Bienvenues-Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru, Burgundy, France, 2016

Points – 98
Wines like this rarely appear surrounded by a gaggle of peers, so judging them fairly can sometimes be difficult, but our judges weren’t in any doubt that this is an outstanding example of wine from this relatively small, 3.68-ha vineyard in the Puligny side of the Montrachets. It’s still relatively pale in colour with inspiringly complex, layered aromas of fleshy stone fruits, of baked bread, of freshly picked, grass-flecked wild mushrooms, cream and even a little of the nourishing sweetness of chicken stock. On the palate, this is structured and relatively broad in architecture but graceful, fresh and lively in its flavours. All the elements are in place for even more enchantment down the line, but this is not a forbidding young Grand Cru and it would make a great treat in the next year or two, too. Drink 2019-2030

Château de Meursault, Les Charmes Dessus, Meursault 1er Cru, Burgundy, France, 2017

Points – 97
Generosity is intrinsic to the promise of Meursault, but the village’s best wines always manage to express this with subtlety, freshness and an overall sappiness and vitality which means that great examples are never overweight or obvious. This Best In Show Charmes is a copybook example of just how engaging a combination that can be, with its fragrant drift of sweet lime subtly amplified by restrained oak, it offers poised and restrained palate wealth. It’s teasingly gratifying now, but may well be even better with a few cellar years under its belt. Drink 2019-2028

Christian Moreau Pére et Fils, Les Clos, Chablis Grand Cru, Burgundy, France, 2017

Points – 97
Pale gold in colour, this commanding Chablis Grand Cru from the great site of Les Clos is everything Chablis-lovers could want. The site is so good, indeed, that its wines often take some time to evolve both aromatically and on the palate, but the supple, summer-meadow warmth of the aromas of this wine and its width and amplitude in the mouth suggest it has already set out satisfyingly down the evolutionary track. The balance with the wine’s inherently stony tension, though, is impressively achieved, too: a complete yet approachable Les Clos. Drink 2019-2028

Château de Meursault, Clos des Epenots, Pommard 1er Cru, Burgundy, France, 2017

Points – 97
The intrigue of Pommard, a relatively low-lying village along the Cote d’Or, is based on its combination of fruit style and amplitude given gravitas by its distinctively different soils, with their iron content and wealth of clays. This is often said to result in more tannic wines than would be usual at these altitudes on the hillside. This expansive red Premier Cru Burgundy fits the bill, with its dark colours and the rich, spicy notes in its generous plum-fruit aromas and flavours. It’s generous and forthright in the mouth, its taut construction here based as much on vivid raspberry acidity as tannin – though those tannins, finely milled in this instance, provide ample support. Gourmet red…

Source : https://www.decanter.com/decanter-world-wine-awards/dwwa-results-highlights/celebrate-bourgogne-week-dwwa-award-winning-burgundy-wines-430103/

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