What is a good year for red Burgundy?

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Vintage Score
Vintage 2017 Score 93
Description A good crop following the previous vintage’s frost; fruity, balanced and charming reds
Vintage 2016 Score 94
Description The best are better than 2015, but tiny yields where frost hit; elegant and expressive, vibrant and juicy

Are vintages important in Burgundy?

Their expertise is indispensable, and the rigor of their work in the vineyards allows them to produce quality wines from every vintage. It should be noted that Crémant de Bourgogne is the exception, since it is traditionally made from a blend of several wines from several vintages.

Which Bordeaux vintages to drink now?

It’s happened three times in the last four decades, with exceptional vintages spanning 1988–1990, 2008–2010 and 2018–2020. Only one series didn’t quite live up to the others: 1998–2000. Out of these standout triumvirates, those from 2008, 2009 and 2010 are now ready to drink.

Was 2018 a good year for Bordeaux wines?

Despite initially challenging weather, the 2018 Bordeaux vintage was excellent possibly even legendary. The winter was unusually wet and remained so throughout the spring. These warm, wet conditions did, however, prompt an outbreak of downy mildew which threatened various vineyards.

Is 2018 a good year for red Burgundy?

Early reports suggest that Burgundy 2018 could have all the makings of a legendary vintage. The year was notable for having the hottest, driest growing seasons since the intense heatwave of 2003. Despite a wet winter and spring, perfect weather arrived in time for an early but very successful flowering.

Is 2014 a good year for Burgundy?

The 2014 Burgundy got off to a difficult start but still managed to produce a good vintage. The spring was mild and very dry leading to a successful early budburst and flowering. The warm, even conditions continued through June, until a violent hailstorm struck late in the month.

Is 2018 a good year for Burgundy?

Burgundy’s 2018 Vintage: The Heatwave Year Fruit was exceptionally healthy and clean. Comparisons were drawn with the legendary, warm 1947 vintage, which BIVB hailed as “ideal.” Two merchants said that the atypical ripeness and plushness of the wines might represent a “new normal” for Burgundy.

Is 2010 a good year for Burgundy?

The 2010 vintage for Burgundy was extremely good. A harsh winter saw heavy frosts damage vines and conditions failed to improve much in both spring and early summer. A cool, damp June made flowering difficult and concerns around rot and mildew raised their ugly heads.

Was 2018 a good year for Bordeaux?

Will 2021 be a good year Bordeaux?

It will also be a good season for white Bordeaux. In years with low yields, the top producers’ masterful blending techniques become even more important and separate them from less skilled wine makers. For this reason, 2021 Bordeaux is worth consideration among fine wine collectors.

Is this the most difficult Bordeaux red wine vintage for decades?

Summary: ‘Payback’ time for Sauternes, and dry whites also shone, but it was clearly the most difficult red wine vintage for decades across Bordeaux. Yields were drastically down in many cases and consultant Stephane Derenoncourt described producing the vintage from bud to barrel as a ‘war against nature’.

What is the best Bordeaux wine to buy?

The best wines came from the Pomerol, the Medoc, especially Pauillac and Pessac Leognan. Hold 91 Pts. 2005 Bordeaux Wine – This is a stunning vintage from top to bottom in all appellations and in all price ranges. If you have the money, this is one of the best Bordeaux vintages to lay down in your cellar.

What kind of wine is 1989 Bordeaux?

1989 Bordeaux Wine – Stunning wines from both banks were produced. With the exception of the perfect, legendary Haut Brion, the First Growths were not the top wines. Many of the wines are ripe, rich and silky. The vintage lacks consistency.

How are the Burgundy vintages classified?

The classification of the Burgundy vintages ranges from the maximum excellence of five stars, attributed exclusively to the best vintages, up to a minimum of one star for the worst vintages. By consulting with the vintages it is possible to choose which Burgundy to buy.