Attending two tastings in London on Wednesday gave us an overdue personal view and understanding of the 2016 Burgundy vintage. As expected this is a fine vintage in both red and white but more particularly the former. The fruit and textures are ample and charning but not at all in cost to the structure and tension. Less opulent and cooler than 2015 in both colours. Stylistically they are broadly a cross between the traditional classic 2014's and the flambouant 2015's. From the short range we assessed it is quite obvious that there will be some irresistable offerings this year. The prices look to be stable or slightly up, which considering the extreme void in volume is relatively welcome news, though we are starting from a high point.