Burgundy carries on

In the comfort and warmth of our favourite restaurant, nodding to the waiter as he presents our favourite wine, it is easy to forget that we are enjoying a natural product whose quality and very existence is always at the mercy of the elements.
After some terrible weather events recently, including hailstorms in Burgundy, many people, – producers, shippers and sommeliers – are wondering what will be salvaged from this year’s vintage.
Mercifully, not every year is such a challenge, and fortunately for connoisseurs Down Under, the Burgundy caravan rolls on.
In September, one of the country’s finest wine importers, United Cellars, is again presenting the Grand Burgundy Tasting Series including masterclasses across the major cities.
The wines to be experienced include:

Pouilly Fuisse
Dominique Cornin Pouilly Fuisse Clos Reyssie 2011
Chablis (Sydney only)
Marcel Servin Chablis 1er cru Montee de Tonnerre 2011
Marcel Servin Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses 2010
Macon
Dominique Cornin Macon Chaintre 2011
Puligny Montrachet
Olivier Leflaive Puligny Montrachet Les Referts 1er Cru 2009
Olivier Leflaive Puligny Montrachet 1er Cru Folatieres 2009
Chassagne
Blain-Gagnard Chassagne Montrachet 2010
Blain-Gagnard Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru Caillerets 2010
Batard Montrachet
Fontaine Gagnard Batard Montrachet 2010
Corton Charlemagne
Bonneau du Martray Corton Charlemagne 2009
Volnay
Ballot-Millot Volnay Taillepieds 2008
de Montille Volnay Taillepieds 2008
Pommard
De Courcel Pommard Grand Clos de Epenots 2010
Comte Armand Pommard Clos des Epeneaux 2009
Nuits St Georges
Henri Gouges Nuits-St.-Georges Clos des Porrets 2010
Henri Gouges Nuits-St.-Georges Les Pruliers 2010
Vosne Romanee
Jean Grivot Vosne-Romanee Bossieres 2010
Jean Grivot Echezeaux Grand Cru 2010
Gevery Chambertin (Sydney only)
Dugat Py Gevrey-Chambertin Coeur du Roi Très Vieilles Vignes 2009
Dugat Py Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru 2009

For more information please visit www.unitedcellars.com.au/grandburgundy2013

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Ian MacTavish

Mr MacTavish is a celebrated writer and one of Australia's more respected Wine reviewers, appearing regularly in national magazines, in print and on line. So far, he has never been heard to say 'no' to a wee dram.

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