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Best Burgundy Wines of 2022


Best Burgundy Wines of 2022 – The 2022 vintage in the Côte d’Or produced some wonderful wines – delicate, pretty and transparent Pinot Noir and concentrated, vibrant Chardonnay that will appeal to classic Burgundy-lovers.

The winter from 2021 replenished water reserves sufficiently and was mild (as is increasingly the case), but not disconcertingly so.

Temperatures dropped after budbreak in early April, but while a handful resorted to lighting their “bougies” or candles to protect their crop, many didn’t feel it was necessary.

Best Burgundy Wines of 2022 – While there were a handful of frosty nights, the weather was dry rather than humid – avoiding the disasters of 2021 or 2016. 


Best Burgundy Wines of 2022 – 2022 Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru Les Beaumonts Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat

93 Points

This Premier Cru was an absolute standout of our tasting at Domaine Hudelot-Noëllat this year.

The pretty nose combines star anise spice, floral lift and crushed rock.

Powerfully mineral with such a suave, elegant palate, there is amazing delicacy to the almost smoky, savoury tannin structure, framing the pure, bright fruit.

Pinpoint and precise, yet with a mouth-watering lushness, this is a very special wine in 2022.


2022 Vosne-Romanée Premier Cru Les Suchots Nicole Lamarche

91 Points

Nicole Lamarche has 0.22 hectares at the southern end of this Premier Cru, close to Romanée Saint-Vivant, with vines that average 45 to 50 years in age.

It is, as Nicole herself described it, “100% seduction”.

The nose is sensuous, with sweet, plump berries, baking spice and iris florals, luring you in.

On the palate, the delicacy and finesse is astounding.

The bright acidity drives the wine, giving tension, yet there’s a luxurious nature the fruit that rolls around the mouth, a touch more generous than her other Vosne Premier Cru Les Chaumes.

The tannins are rich, almost savoury, with a pure-rock character. Remarkable.


Best Burgundy Wines of 2022 – 2022 Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Lavaut Saint-Jacques Domaine Duroché

92 Points

Duroché has 1.2 hectares of this cool, higher-altitude Premier Cru, with vines planted between 1923 and 1980, which is always the last to be picked.

The 2022 is an absolute highlight of our tasting at this domaine, the cool site thriving in the warmth of the vintage.

There’s instant gratification with an expressive nose layered with red and blue berry fruit and pepper spice.

On the palate, it expands, bursting with juicy blueberries, smoky tones and black liquorice.

It’s richly fruited, savoury and fresh, with a mineral line and chalky tannins that frame the mouth-watering fruit. Delicious.

There’s around 15% whole-bunch this year.


2022 Chambertin Grand Cru Jean-Marie Fourrier

94 Points

As with Fourrier’s Latricières-Chambertin, this old-vine plot (a stately 70 years) is up against the Route des Grands Crus.

The nose is instantly intoxicating with a violet perfume and depth of dark fruit that soars from the glass.

The palate is concentrated, laden with sweet fruit, yet driven with remarkable finesse and freshness.

Persistent and pure, with a weightless quality, this is another great wine from Jean-Marie.


Best Burgundy Wines of 2022 – 2022 Bâtard-Montrachet Grand Cru Domaine Faiveley

92 Points

Faiveley has a plot of 0.35 hectares here.

The 2022 is an exceptional wine – with a nose that is waxy, chalky and creamy – but beneath these savory and mineral aromas there is a wine of such density and fullness.

There is layer upon layer of flavor here, working through from mineral tones, citrus and yellow-fleshed peach, grilled almonds, honeysuckle and creamy intensity.

It flirts with fatness, the rich fruit rolling around the mouth luxuriously, yet there’s a pithy bite that brings it back from the edge – giving tension as the acidity drives on to a bright, sherbet-edged finish.

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2022 Gevrey-Chambertin Premier Cru Les Goulots Domaine Heresztyn-Mazzini

92 Points

This cool vineyard is at the top of the village, just north of Combe aux Moines and sitting above Champeaux.

In 2022, it’s one of the most charming wines in Heresztyn-Mazzini’s line-up.

They used 50% whole-bunch this year to bring more delicacy. It opens with sweet, ripe red fruit on the nose, but the palate is much more serious.

The fruit is elegant and suave, with a brightness and transparency.

The crushed raspberry and tart cherry is complemented by white-pepper spice and the fine-grained grip of chalky tannins.

This site’s cooler position clearly thrived in 2022 – superb.


Best Burgundy Wines of 2022 – 2022 Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru Les Feusselottes Maxime Cheurlin Noëllat

92 Points

This négoce bottling from Maxime Cheurlin (of Domaine Georges Noëllat) shone at our tasting – one of the finest Chambolles we tasted anywhere, in fact.

The nose offers classic Chambolle perfume – a scented bouquet and bright, dainty, detailed berry fruit.

On the palate, it manages to be both creamy and crunchy, with a sappy, mouth-watering freshness and intensely mineral backbone that drives on to the long, saline finish.

Five barrels were produced.


2022 Marsannay Au Champ Salomon Domaine Charles Audoin

92 Points

Cyril Audoin and his father constantly debate which of Champ Salomon and Favières is the better plot in Marsannay.

They’re both extremely impressive in 2022, although the Champ Salomon is offering more at this youthful stage.

The nose is creamy, scented and sweet, enticing with plump strawberry and raspberry, then there’s a rush of juicy bright fruit that fills the palate – powerful, expansive, dark yet bright and crunchy berry fruit.

There’s a pleasingly bitter, hickory-smoke edge, along with lifted peony and violet tones.

Lush, juicy and hard to resist.


Best Burgundy Wines of 2022 – 2022 Le Montrachet Grand Cru Remoissenet Père & Fils

93 Points

Remoissenet’s Montrachet is always a favorite of ours and it’s no different in 2022.

The nose offers grilled almonds, acacia honey and gunflint – just hinting at what is to come.

The palate is remarkably concentrated, layered with swathes of peachy fruit and lemon pith, with a zesty, flinty power.

It’s immensely ripe and full, but still beautifully elegant, with freshness that balances the wine’s concentration.

A wine that deserves time and will only get better in bottle. It’s all in one-year-old oak this year.


2022 Griotte Chambertin Grand Cru Charles van Canneyt

93 Points

From the smallest of the Chambertin Grands Crus, this is the pièce de resistance of Charles van Canneyt’s line-up in 2022.

From a plot of vines that are over 80 years old, this is graceful, ethereal, sensual and persistent.

It is absolutely complete, with notes of spice, bright red fruit, a touch of sweetness and something minty.

There’s no doubt that this is a big wine – as a Grand Cru should be – but it’s medium-bodied, round and fresh with fine-grained tannins, and a long, suave finish full of raspberry and strawberry fruit.

This is still young but what a wine – give it a decade before you crack a bottle, if you can resist.

Four barrels were produced.


Best Burgundy Wines of 2022 – 2022 Chablis Grand Cru, Moutonne Domaine Long-Depaquit Albert Bichot

93 Points

In 2022, Domaine Long-Depaquit’s monopole Grand Cru captures the balance of the vintage.

It is the most mineral-driven cuvée in the range, with an elegant nose than ranges from lemon zest to white blossom, over a layer of wet crushed rock.

On the palate, the wine reveals superb concentration, and is much broader and richer structure than the nose suggests.

A backbone of acidity drives towards a beautiful finish full of tension, with hints of salinity that makes you salivate.

It will need a few years before it shows its potential.

Unfortunately, a large part of the vineyard (the lowest part, neighbouring Fèvre) is being replanted and volumes this year are therefore smaller than we’d have liked.

It is nonetheless a fantastic showing – and is undoubtedly our favorite Grand Cru from Long Depaquit in 2022. Drink 2028-2040.


2022 Puligny-Montrachet La Rue aux Vaches Alvina Pernot

90 Points

From a village parcel just below Les Pucelles and Clos des Meix, this is always so different to Clos des Noyers Brets – with fleshier fruit. It’s playful on the nose, with different facets and fruits emerging with air.

It’s broader on the palate, revealing its proximity to Premier Cru territory.

A fantastic showing, it’s the best edition of this wine to date.

With only a barrel produced, it’s bottled exclusively in magnum.

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