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Vintage Charts

Burgundy/Older Vintage Reds
All Regions
Vintage Grid Back to 1961
Wallet Chart PDF

Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
199481DrinkUneven quality; tough and rustic
199391Drink or holdTop domaines made exuberant, racy, balanced wines
199279Past peakDiluted and light
199186DrinkUneven quality
199098Drink or holdClassic balance, formidable fruit and ripe tannins
198993DrinkSeductive and harmonious; softer in structure
198890DrinkMuscular and firm, with high acidity; some improving, others losing fruit
198785Past peakLovely and supple
198679Past peakLean and drying
198595DrinkRipe, supple and soft; many peaking now
198474Past peakThin, watery wines
198379Past peakA few gems escaped widespread rot
198278Past peakHuge crop; some good, but many disappointing
198174Past peakLight and thin
198079Past peakModest
197892DrinkBest wines have richness and finesse; mature
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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