Five exquisite creations from Burgundy

This is an absolute gem of a quintet from Burgundy – and you must taste them all, says Matthew Jukes.

2018 Saint-Romain, Sous le Château, Domaine Henri & Gilles Buisson, Burgundy, France

£39, reduced to £34 for MoneyWeek readers,

My old pal Robin Davis from wine merchant Swig told me he had found an absolute gem of a line-up from Burgundy and asked if I would like a look. Not one, but five bottles appeared on my doorstep. Three were 2018 Saint-Romains and two were Corton Grands Cru – true to form, Robin has found five exquisite creations. The entire quintet has made the cut and you simply must taste them all.

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The 2018 Saint-Romain La Perrière and 2018 Saint-Roman Sous La Velle, both £32 (from £36), and my headliner Sous le Château, are all epic examples of 2018s. They are not too fat, too oleaginous or too forward, but dramatic, lustrous creatures with amazing firmness of acidity and joyous, layered fruit. The oak element in each is subtle and supportive, and at these prices they are all incredible value, too. Sous le Château is the fullest of the trio and La Perrière the most balletic, but I would urge you to buy all three – they show that, in warmer vintages, lesser-known villages tucked away in the Côte d’Or make far more scintillating wines than those that lounge around in the sun all day.

The same goes for the two reds: 2018 Corton, Grand Cru Les Renardes, £70 (from £75), and 2016 Corton, Grand Cru, Le Rognet-et-Corton, £70 (from £75). These are two of the finest Cortons I have tasted this year, not excepting DRC’s 2017 Corton, which is 15 times the price!

• Matthew Jukes is a winner of the International Wine & Spirit Competition’s Communicator of the Year (

Matthew Jukes

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,

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.