2014 Nerthus, Bourgogne Chardonnay, Haute Cte de Beaune, Roblet-Monnot, Burgundy, France (£20, Domaine Direct, 020-7404 9933, DomaineDirect.co.uk).
White Burgundy is getting a bit of a bashing at the moment from Aussie chardonnay. Why? The reason is that white Burgundy is seemingly maturing earlier as the years tick by while Australia's finest seem to improve with five, ten and even 15 years under their belts. I attended a very smart wine dinner the other day and the mood turned black as the collectors told tales of how much top-level white Burgundy they had to ditch because it was all over the top and prematurely oxidised. Most were drinking their 2014s already this is unheard of in Australia.
So to brighten the mood, I have found three amazing Burgundies this week, and they do not suffer from a short-term attitude because they are built from a core of pristine acidity. My featured Nerthus is a snip at 20 quid and it is stunningly structured and boldly scented. The 2015 Montagny Le Clou Clos Salomon (£24, Butlers-WineCellar.co.uk,TaurusWines.co.uk, RichardKihl.ltd.uk) is a slim, vital, reedy wine with sinew and haunting perfume. It is barely out of the blocks and it will put on weight over time. My final tip is the gloriously indulgent 2015 Chassagne-Montrachet Vieilles Vignes Vincent Morey (£35, Domaine Direct).This time the old vines give the wine immense energy and class and I know it will impress even the keenest of Burgundy experts.
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Matthew Jukes is a winner of the International Wine & Spirit Competition's Communicator of the Year (MatthewJukes.com).
Matthew Jukes has worked in the UK wine business for well over three decades and during this time has written 14 wine books.
Matthew regularly lectures, judges, speaks at wine conferences and runs masterclass tastings for both corporate and private clients all over the world. Matthew is also the creator of his ground-breaking initiative, the One Day Wine School, an indulgent day of tasting and learning first performed in 2006.
He has been the MoneyWeek wine correspondent since 2006 and has written a weekly column for the Daily Mail’s Weekend Magazine since 1999. His four highly-acclaimed, annual wine reports – the Burgundy En Primeur Report, the Bordeaux En Primeur Report, the Piemonte Report and the 100 Best Australian Wines – are published on his website, www.matthewjukes.com.
Matthew is one of the world’s leading experts on Australian wine and, with Brisbane-based wine writer Tyson Stelzer, runs an annual competition in Australia to find ‘The Great Australian Red’. He was made Honorary Australian of the Year in the UK at the 2012 Australia Day Foundation Gala dinner.
Matthew is a winner of the International Wine and Spirit Competition's Communicator of the Year Trophy. His thoughts, recommendations and tastings notes are followed very closely by the wine world at large.
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