My Favorite Burgundies
New Book By Clive Coates MW
Published September 2013 by the University of California Press
UK £41.95 – US $60.00
Not a text-book on Burgundy. I have already done this twice, and The Wines of Burgundy is still up-to date except for one or two important developments which are covered in My Favorite Burgundies. No, this is an account of the Vineyard, Domaine and Vintage Tastings that I have been fortunate to attend in the five years since The Wines of Burgundy was published.
Thus you have accounts of many of the top vineyards from Chassagne-Montrachet, Les Caillerets to Gevrey-Chambertin, Clos Saint-Jacques, by way of Richebourg and Romanée-Saint-Vivant, complete with in-depth tasting notes and detailed maps; twenty-seven Domaine Profiles from the Marquis d'Angerville to Comte Georges de Vogûé, again with extensive tasting notes; and Vintage Assessments (even more extensive tasting notes!) comprising Chablis Grand Cru 2010 to 2008, Burgundy Three Years On 2009 to 2005, Burgundy Ten Year On 2002 to 1998, plus 1995 and 1990.