Cellar Notes: 2004 Burgundy Barrel Tasting
A preview of the vintage finds outstanding whites and very good reds
The Côte d'Or was blanketed in snow during my semi-annual visit to Burgundy in January. It was the first time I had seen the vines frozen and the air so brisk and clear. Despite the cold weather, the general mood of the growers was warm, in part because they were excited about the excellent potential of the newly fermented 2005s.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 15, 2006.