A Modern Classic: Highlights of the 2017 Red Burgundy Vintage A Special Burgundy Tasting with Ben Christiansen

When: Thursday, July 25
Time: 6:00 pm TO 8:00 pm
Where: Milwaukee

ADDRESS: 2120 N. Farwell Ave., Milwaukee

COST: $30 per person

REGISTRATION: Please call 414-289-9463 or email scott.miner@waterfordwine.com. Credit card required at time of registration.


In my 20 years of visiting Burgundy and tasting wines of the newly released vintage, the reds of 2017 are among the best I’ve ever had. The 2017 red Burgundies are very good, often excellent and, from time to time, bloody awesome. These wines are so delicious that I’d like to share them with you at a special Waterford Wine & Spirits 2017 Burgundy tasting.


What makes the 2017 red Burgundy vintage so special? Because more than any vintage I can remember, the 2017s remind me of what all of those multitudinous Burgundy climats should taste like. (The Burgundy climats are the region’s precisely demarcated plots of vineyard land, which are distinguished from each other by specific geological and climatic conditions.) As nearly every Burgundy winemaker I know told me, 2017 is a vintage that distinguishes one vineyard or one terroir from another with satisfying clarity. All of them have something to say. They all have something special to offer.


Collectively, the vintage shows an intensity of fruit, elevated aromatics and a dazzling freshness. And it’s gaining density and power by the day. This is a radiant and vivacious vintage, with complexity and depth. It’s a modern classic.


Because of the striking character and quality of the 2017 red Burgundies, this isn’t just the tasting of a new vintage. It’s the vintage tasting of a lifetime.


You’d be crazy to miss it.


We’ll be tasting these 2017 Burgundies:


Rene LeClerc Gevrey-Chambertin Clos Prieur

Domaine Leymarie Gevrey-Chambertin La Justice

Domaine Gallois Gevrey-Chambertin

Domaine Bart Fixin Premier Cru Hervelets

Domaine Joliet Fixin Premier Cru Clos de la Perriere

Domaine Leymarie Morey-St-Denis Clos Solon

Domaine Vincent Legou Ladoix

Domaine Rapet Père et Fils Aloxe-Corton

Domaine Rapet Père et Fils Corton Grand Cru

Domaine Albert Morot Savigny-les-Beaune la Bataillère aux Vergelesses

Domaine Albert Morot Beaune Premier Cru Les Bressandes

Domaine Berthelemot Beaune Premier Cru Clos des Mouches Rouge

Domaine Anne Parent Beaune Premier Cru Les Epenottes

Lafouge 1er Cru Les Duresses

Langoureau Meursault 1er Cru Blagny La Piece sous le Bois

Paul Pernot Puligny Montrachet

Pernot Puligny Montrachet 1er Pucells

Langoureau Saint-Aubin 1er Cru en Remilly


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