A final word from Xenia
'Buying wine like this has been an amazing experience for me and the rest of the Waitrose & Partners buying team, I can't express how wonderful these wines are and how privileged I am to have been involved with the buying and being involved in final finishing of these wines. They will make a stunning addition to anyone's wine collection or if you are a first timer and want to own a small piece of wine history these are the wines for you'
'Squirrel the Pommard away for a few years and reap the rewards of this rich, powerful Burgundy with silky tannins. The Volney is just ethereal - the taste of snow on angels wings - a ridiculous tasting note, but that is the best way to describe this beauty. Drink now or keep, whatever you do, you won't be disappointed - these wine are the epitome of Burgundy'
Will you do it again?
'In a heartbeat, in fact, we already have. I went back in both 2017 and 2018 and purchased 3 barrels each year so we have more wines quietly maturing in Beaune awaiting their release in 2020 and 2021.. And what is even more exciting is that the now empty 2016 barrels, will be used in one of my other projects 'On the QT' so keep your eyes peeled'
Xenia Irwin MW, Partner & Wine Buyer