2017 is a vintage of elegant, perfumed wines with fresh, vivacious, pretty fruit. This is a perfect vintage for new collectors and value-hunters (or what passes for value in Burgundy), with wines over-performing at village and lieu dit level. We’ll be adding 2017 to our collections for its quality and approachability whilst we wait for the blockbuster 2015 and 2016 vintages to evolve.
Go for: Perfume, fresh pretty fruit, concentration. High quality across reds and whites in all subregions.
Avoid: Growers who took advantage of the abundant crop to produce pasty, boring, dilute wines. (Don’t worry, all our recommendations have made the grade).