Burgundy 2011 En Primeur
Overall Vintage Summary for Red Burgundy
Generally we consider Burgundy 2011 to be on par with the 2007, with slightly higher fruit levels. We found some very good wines, though it does vary considerably depending upon the producer and vineyard. We have therefore chosen our producers carefully and have bought were we found good wines that were true to the terroir and appellation.
Tim Atkin MW “2011 is a good to very good Burgundy vintage, both for red and whites. It is not as exceptional as 2009 or 2010…… it still ranks amongst the best of the last decade, behind 2002, 2005, 2009 and 2010 but ahead of 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007 and 2008 in my opinion”. Tim Atkin January 2013 Burgundy Report
2011’s at the Grand Cru level are highly sought after and considered to be investment grade. I’m trying to allocate them fairly and all are under allocation. I will be contacting everyone who bought the Grand Cru’s last year, if you are interested in buying Grand Cru please contact me by return as we are only talking about one or two cases which may be unallocated.
We believe that Burgundy prices will go up in the next few years, especially as 2012 is a very small vintage with some yields in the Cotes du Nuits being down by 30% and in many cases 50% to 80% down in the Cotes de Beaune. 2012 will be their third small vintage in a row and if you add up the entire production for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 vintages it is the equivalent of two vintages. When meeting with the producers we also found that some Domaines had a handful of Grand Cru stock left from 2010 vintage which we snapped up.
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