Balancing Act

White Burgundy’s 2018 vintage achieves harmony between freshness and opulence

Balancing Act
Jean-Michel and Anne-Laure Chartron oversee the historic family estate of Domaine Jean Chartron in Puligny-Montrachet (Thierry Gaudillere)
From the Sep 30, 2021, issue

Burgundy producers kept yields low in 2018, aiming for rich-tasting Chardonnays with fresh, mineral underpinnings. The result—from the fifth in a row of fine vintages—is many wines to enjoy now and over the next three to seven years. Get senior editor Bruce Sanderson’s full report on the 2018 vintage, early-release 2019s and late-release 2017s, along with tasting notes and scores on top wines and top value picks!

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