I can but speculate.
But unfortunately this page is not currently in-line for an update.
Sadly, this valuable resource (valuable not just for me I’m sure) currently has no ‘vintage 2011’ update for yields by appellation. I found many aspects of this annual document useful when writing FWOB, and Clive Coates used to use the summary information for every one of his vintage reports, but my contact in Beaune now tells me that ‘the direction no-longer want to make this information public’. Is this to remove any semblance of clarity when it comes to the very low yields of 2012 and whatever pricing they attract? Or some other reason?
Right now it’s hard to say, but it is a retrograde step for any organisation that prides itself on openness, it also leads to ill-informed speculation – just like this…