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Vintage Charts

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

Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
201191Drink or holdElegant, perfumed wines, with vibrant acidity, pure fruit and juicy textures for near- to medium-term enjoyment
201094Drink or holdRipe fruit and tannins, with vibrant acidity; vibrant, charming reds with balance and focus
200995Drink or holdCharming, fluid, ripe, pure fruit; some wines soft, overripe for early drinking
200891Drink or holdLate harvest and small crop due to dehydration, botrytis; strict sorting necessary for vibrant reds with flesh and concentration
200790Drink or holdMeticulous sorting resulted in very good grapes; fruity, vivid, elegant reds for early to midterm drinking. Good success in Gevrey-Chambertin
200691Drink or holdA surprise; charming, fruity reds with balance for early to midterm enjoyment
200598HoldRipe, dense, yet pure and balanced wines with plenty of structure. A sensational vintage with longevity; ranks among the best since 1978.
200488DrinkBest are elegant, pure and balanced, despite difficult growing conditions
200393Drink or holdExotic, ripe and concentrated; the best are destined to be classics
200296Drink or holdFresh, balanced and elegant. Successful from top to bottom; regional wines offer value
200189Drink or holdLean, structured reds, yet ripe and potentially long-lived
200086Drink or holdTop wines are ripe, soft and seductive; many lack structure
199992Drink or holdTop-tier domaines offer juicy, rich and vibrant Pinots
199889DrinkUneven due to frost, hail and rot; the best are ripe, dense and tannic
199785DrinkA warm year resulted in ripe, round Pinots low in natural acidity
199696Drink or holdImpressively vibrant and balanced, high in acidity, with focused berry flavors and ripe tannins. Large crop produced some diluted wines
199590Drink or holdThe best are elegant and firm, with ripe fruit and refined tannins
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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