my updated burgundy vintage charts – v.1.8


Updated to include, among other things, my early thoughts on the 2016s.

The ‘other things’ include:

  • Tada! Chablis!
  • Tada! Beaujolais!
  • A small increase in the average score for 2004 reds – rare bottles of-course 🙂
  • Increasing the number of ‘red flagged’ white vintages in the Côte d’Or – i.e. ones to drink up to minimise your exposure to oxidised bottles.
  • Lastly a small reduction in score for the ‘worst’ 2014 reds – I’ve ‘enjoyed’ some quite weedier, ‘meagre’ bottles.

Agree? Disagree? Anything you'd like to add?

There is one response to “my updated burgundy vintage charts – v.1.8”

  1. Conscience27th February 2018 at 2:09 pmPermalinkReply

    i prefer Red 2010’s over 2009’s but I imagine that style and preferences drives some of this

    • billn27th February 2018 at 2:20 pmPermalinkReply

      Indeed, but that’s how this table works – I concur that (currently!) the best 2010s are better than the best 2009s – of-course I’m still talking about ‘my perception’ of quality – but 2010 is an inherently more variable vintage, so the average wine is scored a little lower in 2010, and likewise the worst wines of 2010 are significantly poorer than the same in 2009. So ‘the best’ vintage also depends on what corner of the market for burgundies you choose to focus on…

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