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Vintage Charts

Burgundy/White
All Regions
Vintage Grid Back to 1961
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Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
201287-90NYRLow yields led to rich, concentrated wines; the challenge was to preserve acidity and elegance
201192Drink or holdCharming, fleshy wines, with ripe fruit and slender profiles, showing more freshness than from barrel
201093Drink or holdClean and pure, showing ripe fruit flavors, without being too rich or powerful; best have good cut, others are soft
200989Drink or holdExotic in character, with ripe fruit, fleshy textures and soft structures; most can be enjoyed now
200893Drink or holdSmaller-than-average crop; best since 2005, with vibrant acidity balanced by ample flesh in the best examples. Great in Chablis
200792Drink or holdPrecise, pure and elegant, with lively structures if harvested late; at worst unripe if picked early
200691Drink or holdBest are pure, elegant and balanced, with plenty of mineral character
200593Drink or holdCharming, fleshy whites with juicy acidity and ripe fruit flavors; many are enjoyable now, but the best will age. More variable in Chablis
200490DrinkFresh, structured whites; the best are balanced and rich, with mineral character, but some wines are lean and angular
200387DrinkCharming, forward Chardonnays; most wines rich and soft in structure
200295DrinkFull-bodied, ripe and rich in Côte de Beaune and Chablis, with excellent balance between fruit and acidity; fine quality in Mâconnais
200189DrinkExotic, forward and elegant in Côte de Beaune; ripe in Mâconnais. Stick with top estates in Chablis
200090DrinkElegant, with fine, fresh character stressing mineral terroir
199988DrinkBest are fruity and pleasant. Worst are dilute from huge yields and rain
199888DrinkDelicious, fruity and early-drinking
199788DrinkBest are pleasant and supple; uneven in Côte d'Or
199695DrinkBalanced and still improving; elegant and racy, with clean, well-defined flavors. Cellar or decant
199593DrinkRich, thick, generous and concentrated; good aging potential
199487Past peakSoft, honeyed, early-drinking Chardonnays; some past their prime
199382Past peakAustere, lean
199289DrinkBalanced, with great finesse and lovely fruit; best still improving
199185Past peakFruity, charming
199092DrinkRacy, graceful, minerally. Some have peaked
198992DrinkRich and opulent. Some taste hot, alcoholic, but best are balanced
198886Past peakVery firm and ungenerous
198784Past peakFresh, simple
198692Past peakSeductive, opulent and honeyed; now peaking
198594Past peakBold and powerful, yet elegant. Some remain youthful
198478Past peakLight, tart, very simple
Notable older vintages: 1978, 1966

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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