Burgundy 2021 is a vintage full of paradoxes. On the one hand, it is exciting due to its quality; on the other, it is challenging for growers, merchants and collectors alike due to its limited quantities and pricing. In a recent report, Neal Martin (Vinous) summarised the vintage as ‘the most frustrating, convoluted, brilliant, disappointing, vexing, motley, inspiring, distasteful, delicious, remarkable vintage in recent years’.
To a certain extent, last year’s Burgundy En Primeur campaign should have prepared us for what was to come. Producers were releasing full allocations to make up for the expected shortfall in this year’s campaign. But the resulting 2021 campaign has been worse than most had feared.
For a time, the report was exclusive to Liv-ex members; now it is free for all.
The full report covers:
- The low volumes of the 2021 vintage
- Critic and trade views
- The price of rarity
- The state of the Burgundy market
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