Top Burgundy wines: 18 to try from Decanter World Wine Awards

DWWA top Burgundy

The patchwork of Burgundy‘s landscape, varied appellations and associated terroirs is as complex as it is enticing.

Home of internationally renowned Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Burgundian wines are often regarded as the global benchmark for these varieties, with Old and New World styles habitually compared and contrasted.

Famed for its Premier and Grand Cru wines and centuries of winemaking tradition, Burgundy is known to produce some of the most expensive wines in the world, but its also a great source for delicious white and red wines from Village and regional appellations.

Scroll down to see the top Burgundy wines from DWWA 2022

In Burgundy’s cool to moderate climate, vintage variation greatly affects the styles of wine produced year on year.

Entries from Burgundy in the 2022 Decanter World Wine Awards primarily came from wines from the 2019 or 2020 vintage, with 2019 deemed a ‘hedonistic vintage‘ with finesse, elegance and concentration and 2020 even more concentrated, deemed exceptional, if less than typical, as DWWA Regional Chair for Burgundy Charles Curtis MW explains in Decanter’s Burgundy 2020 en primeur: Full report.

Results from the 2022 competition saw an impressive seven Platinum medals (97 points) awarded to white and red Burgundy wines, as well as 15 Golds (95-96 points). Outstanding Premier and Grand Cru wines saw a majority of top medals awarded; however, two in the top 18 list below are Village level wines offering good value – and punching well above their appellations as the DWWA judges note.

Discover the highest scoring white and red Burgundy wines to seek out, with many more to discover at…

Top Burgundy wines: 18 to try


Côte de Nuits-Villages

Dubois & Fils, Les Monts de Boncourt 2020

Platinum, 97 points
Ripe apple, citrus peel, melon, butterscotch, and oak spice with a leesy edge providing interest on the nose. The palate is rich yet invigorating, showing robust oak treatment, with really outstanding vibrant acidity and a creamy density. A wine that punches well above its appellation. Alc 13%

Puligny Montrachet

Château de la Crée, La Garenne, 1er Cru 2019 

Platinum, 97 points
Lovely lemony apple fruit with a floral edge and a firm saline minerality on the nose. The texture is fresh and lively with a marvellous balance between the crisp acidity and good levels of extract. Well-integrated oak and a beautiful lingering finish make this a delicious wine. Alc 13.5%


La Chablisienne, Les Clos, Grand Cru 2019

Platinum, 97 points
Lovely definition of flavours that range from apricot, melon, and quince to lemon peel, along with facets that encompass creamy, lactic notes, and freshly incisive minerality. The wine is vibrant and long on the palate and should age for years. Finishes with tension and style. Alc 14%

Marks & Spencer, Les Domaines Brocard Organic 2019

Platinum, 97 points
Ripe lemony fruit with a saline/seashell edge and a pleasantly flinty minerality. Very lifted, with herbal notes bringing additional complexity. There is some structure and substance to the wine which is harmonious and well balanced. Altogether pleasant and very good value. Alc 13.5%

Domaine Pinson, Les Clos, Grand Cru 2020

Gold, 96 points
Creamy and rich; this splits the difference between the ripe, lush character of the vintage and the steely freshness of Les Clos. There is a fabulous combination of ripe apricot and nectarine, white flowers, and a tangy, salty edge to this wine. Marvellous. Alc 13%

Domaine Louis Moreau, Les Clos, Grand Cru 2019

Gold, 95 points
Everything one wants from grand cru Chablis: A ripe fruit component that parses orange peel, ripe apricots, and pear fruit with hawthorn blossom and herbal freshness, along with a hint of reduction, a bit of smoke and spice, and a refreshingly saline minerality. A top wine. Alc 13%

Domaine Nathalie & Gilles Fèvre, Les Preuses, Grand Cru 2020

Gold, 95 points
Creamy and rich, this wine shows ripe peach and floral notes with a…

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