The Burgundy/Bordeaux Lens
In the aftermath of Intelligence Squared's Burgundy versus Bordeaux debate (where Jancis Robinson's Burgundy defence swayed 55% of the audience away from Hugh Johnson and his case for Bordeaux - catch up on our recap here), we'd like to switch focus slightly, and explore the impact these two classic regions have had on wines beyond France and around the world.
Tom Harrow, Honest Grapes Wine Director
Following from Tom's comments above, our £159 Burgundy, Bordeaux and Friends Case includes six wines that celebrate Burgundy and Bordeaux, and also explore their influence on other wines worldwide.
Starting with the wines Hugh and Jancis chose to serve the audience through the debate, the case moves across the Old and New Worlds, and includes SuperTuscan and Argentinean Bordeaux Blends, a Rully white and a Burgundian Kiwi.
Burgundies: Red, White and KiwiSavigny-lès-Beaune 1er Cru, 'Aux Serpentières' 2010, Jean-Baptiste Lebreuil Burgundy, France, Pinot Noir Jancis Robinson’s choice to represent Burgundy
Domaine Jaeger-Defaix Rully 1er Cru Les Cloux Burgundy, France, Chardonnay One of Burgundy’s star whites, showcasing the best characteristics of the stunning 2012 vintage.
Corofin Pinot Noir Marlborough, New Zealand, Pinot Noir
A Kiwi Pinot at a similar price point to Burgundy for comparison and contrast.
Bordeaux Blends from Saint Julien to SuperTuscanChâteau Lalande Borie 2009, Saint Julien Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Bordeaux, France
Hugh Johnson’s choice to represent Bordeaux
Varvàra 2011, Castello di Bolgheri Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Tuscany, Italy A SuperTuscan Bordeaux Blend with Syrah.
Tempus Alba Pleno 2009, Bodega Tempus Alba Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Mendoza, Argentina
An Argentinean Malbec made better as part of a Bordeaux Blend.
Published on: March 26, 2015