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White Burgundy’s Twin Delights

The 2007 vintage will appeal to purists, while hedonists should pursue 2006
Bruce Sanderson
Issue: September 30, 2009

Fans of white Burgundy have plenty of delicious choices among the two outstanding vintages most recently released, 2006 and 2007. In addition, the two years are stylistically different from each other, so there’s something to suit every taste. The 2006s are rich and fleshy, with soft structures and open, inviting textures, while the 2007s are lean, taut, pure and focused.

For this report, I blind-tasted nearly 550 white Burgundies, 175 of them from the 2007 vintage. And 2007 is the fourth outstanding vintage in a row for the category, with the 2006 vintage very close in quality. (A free alphabetical list of all wines tasted for this report is available.)

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 24, 2009.

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