This is perhaps the best value red Burgundy in Australia and it's from the very good vintage. "Burgundy 2020 is an excellent vintage that you should snap up while you can as there is very little Burgundy coming out in 2021....'' Adam Lechmere
Hi Folks, they've done it. Burgundy has produced a very good 2020 vintage after the outstanding 2019. Here's what the world authorities are saying:
"Burgundy 2020 is an excellent vintage that you should snap up while you can – especially since it’s clear that there’s going to be very little wine coming out of Burgundy next year." Adam Lechmere
"The unique conditions – economic as well as meteorological – of 2020 mean it is an exceptional Burgundy vintage." Decanter Magazine
"There is no doubting many exceptional red Burgundies have been made.” https://www.justerinis.com/en-primeur/burgundy/2020/
The 2020 is a vintage you should be onto. Great producers did well and if you would like a top notch value play from a region known to be outrageously expensive, then say hello to Domaine Faiveley Mercurey 1er Cru 'Le Clos du Roy' 2020. Yes, a Premier Cru for under $100! It's likely to be one of the cheapest Premier Cru Burgundies from a pedigree producer you'll see this year and next. You see, 2021 produced a tiny crop and prices are set to increase. This is perhaps your last chance to get a sub-$100 premier Cru.
Of all the Premier Cru Burgundy we have sold this year, none have been under $100 and none from a more famous producer. More to the point, non-cru Burgundy are now commanding asking prices similar of this Faiveley and that's why we call this wine the best value Premier Cru Burgundy in Australia. The local wine scribes often compare local pinots to that of premier Cru Burgundy, well here's your chance to buy the real deal without forking out the big bucks.
"It's a terrific set of wines for Faiveley, with lower alcohol and lower pHs than in 2019 but with incredible concentration and purity. Everything reviewed here comes warmly recommended." William Kelley, Wine Advocate Magazine
The Faiveley Mercurey 1er Cru 'Le Clos du Roy' 2020 is from a small parcel, known as a 'clos', which formerly belonged to the Kings of France. It was considered as one of the appellation's best parcels and was purchased by the Faiveley family in 1971. The nose exudes small red fruits combined with notes of oak and spice. The palate offers good balance, rich aromas and delicate tannins resulting in a very distinctive wine with exceptional aromatic persistency.