2014: Masters at Work in Burgundy

Maxime Lecoq | August 25, 2021

In the hands of some of the best producers in Burgundy, 2014 revealed itself as a great vintage. Truly showcasing masters at work considering how difficult the growing season was. Now the wines are starting to drink beautifully with just enough age to pass the sheer fruitiness young wines would have. More balanced and settled, we are now looking at a great time to pop the cork.

Our selection will represent the cream of the crop of what is available around. From North to South, let’s discover these 6 Grand Crus and 1 Premier Cru on offer.

Domaine Fourrier Griotte-Chambertin: the only Grand Cru from his holdings, with a mere 0.26 hectares. The vines were planted in 1928. Black cherry, cassis, and violet.

Dugat-Py Charmes-Chambertin Grand Cru: retains freshness, vivacity, and delicacy. Due to the fact of only using up to 40% whole bunch in his pressings. Floral, red fruit, and spices.

Domaine Dujac Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru:  presenting lavish fruit red berries with hints of lavender. The florality essence reflects on the effort put in to become certified organic in 2011.

Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Échézeaux Grand Cru: needs no introduction. This estate is simply considered one of the world's greatest. The Échézeaux Grand Cru 2014 is no exception to this legacy. Sweetness, subtlety, and cherry fruit appeal.

Sylvain Cathiard Romanée Saint-Vivant: the only Grand Cru of the Domaine. This praised plot is all about the terroir bringing delicacy despite an impressive concentration and complexity

Thibault Liger-Belair Richebourg Grand Cru: with only 25% to 50% new oak used, the fruitiness and a light acidity are at the forefront. Raspberry, wild strawberry, and crisp tannins.

Méo-Camuzet Premier Cru Vosne-Romanée Au Cros Parantoux: while not being a Grand Cru, it could definitely have a shot at the title. This is an example of a unicorn with only around 1000 bottles produced every year. Opulence, richness, and a touch of minerality.

Be tempted, don't resist, and treat yourself to what Burgundy has best to offer.

Wine Trivia: Did you know that Aubert de Villaine (co-owner and co-manager of D.R.C.) was one of the 11 tasters from the famous 1976 Judgement of Paris? Fact.