Burgundy why bother ?

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Old oak vs new. American oak vs French. Large format vs small. Now..... Oval amphora vs spherical* Where does it end :)

* Actually, I know absolutely nothing about amphora shapes!
 
Opened a villages on Friday. The wine is open to negative criticism for being a trophy label, too young, excessively expensive, not 1er/grand cru, but it was an absolute delight to drink. Tempted to forswear Claret from now on.
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    Pale garnet; delightful nose, pure, pretty; satin texture, nuanced, an inner core belies it's current accessibility; has the balance to age effortlessly. Delicious, thrilling. Real length. (92 pts.)

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I like N Rhone but I find that non wine geeks don't enjoy the bacon fat and blood characteristics of N Rhone, which I like, but they seem generally responsive to Burgundy.
 
Burgundy for me over Northern Rhone too. Much as I love the latter region's wines there just isn't the variety of distinctive vineyards and top producers that you have in the former. And the white wines can' t compare to those of Burgundy - at least those that aren't knackered by the pox.
 
The beauty is we don't have to choose. Am very happy to have Burgundy (red), Chablis, Northern Rhone (red), Jura (white), Loire (both colours), Piemonte, Beaujolais and all sorts of crazy yet interesting natural-ish wines made all over Europe. If someone offered me a lifetime of the very best in Burgundy or a lifetime of £30/bottle (on average) from wherever I want there is no doubt in my mind i'd go for the latter. And I do love Burgundy!
 
And the white wines can' t compare to those of Burgundy - at least those that aren't knackered by the pox.
Actually, the very old white Bordeaux that I've had from the likes of Haut-Brion, Laville Haut-Brion, Domaine de Chevalier, and even some relatively obscure names, at 50-60-70 years, are to my taste greater than white Burgundies I've had at those ages -- just so much more complexity, depth, and freshness.
 
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