The 1999 vintage in Burgundy is notorious for huge yields and the rain that fell during the harvest -- two conditions that almost invariably lead to dilute wines. Yet, for the third year in a row, Burgundy has managed to make scores of perfectly decent Chardonnays -- even a number of delicious ones -- despite the quirky climatic conditions.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 30, 2001.
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