Timing is Everything

Following the highly sought-after 2005 vintage, the 2006 red Burgundies head straight into the teeth of a recession
Bruce Sanderson
Issue: June 15, 2009

The 2006 red Burgundies are delicious. They have fruit and flesh, freshness and charm. Many are easy to appreciate now and will be ready to enjoy in the next few years. What more could a Burgundy vintage need to be eagerly embraced by Pinot lovers? Well, how about a different backdrop? This historical moment seems to be conspiring against the 2006 Pinot Noirs.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 18, 2009.

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