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Vintage Charts

Burgundy/Côtes de Beaune Reds
All Regions
Vintage Grid Back to 1961
Wallet Chart PDF

Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
201190Drink or holdOpen and charming wines, full of pure aromas and flavors of red fruits and spice
201091Drink or holdFruity, ripe and vibrant; more rain than Côte de Nuits, so quality is less consistent
200993Drink or holdCharming, fluid, ripe, pure fruit; some wines soft, overripe for early drinking
200889Drink or holdLate harvest and small crop due to dehydration, botrytis; pure, vibrant reds at best, but inconsistent
200788Drink or holdGood ripeness and structure, especially in Beaune, Pommard and Volnay; some wines lack balance and depth
200688Drink or holdLess density and fleshy textures than the Côte de Nuits, yet vibrant and elegant
200595HoldBeautifully balanced wines, with vibrant structures; rich in fruit and tannins. The top wines will age well; best since 2002 and 1999
200485DrinkHail and oidium were major problems, but meticulous sorting yielded fine and often structured wines; choose carefully
200390Drink or holdExotic, ripe and rich; some wines very high in alcohol
200292Drink or holdBalanced and fruity; slightly less ripe than Côte de Nuits in some cases
200184Drink or holdGood, but uneven due to rain and hail; stick to top producers
200081DrinkUneven; rain resulted in light, soft reds
199990Drink or holdOne of Côte de Beaune's best vintages; ripe, succulent reds
199883DrinkUneven due to frost, hail and rot; stick to top domaines
199783DrinkSoft, round wines for early consumption; low in natural acidity
199688DrinkRipe, fresh, harmonious reds with vibrant structures; large crop produced some diluted wines
199583DrinkMany weak wines due to rain and rot; the best are solid, tannic
Notable older vintages: 1971, 1966, 1964, 1959, 1953, 1949

A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.

Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended

Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.

SOURCE: WINE SPECTATOR


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