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Vintage Charts

Burgundy/Côtes de Beaune Reds
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Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
201595Drink or holdRipe and fleshy, with some assertive tannins in the wines from areas where hail struck the previous three vintages
201493Drink or holdThird consecutive year of hail resulted in low yields, yet the best are complex, juicy and ageable
201389Drink or holdA more challenging harvest due to hail, with tiny yields in the affected areas and some wines with dry tannins
201292Drink or holdLess consistency than Côte de Nuits due to hail, resulting in less harmony and finesse overall, with some surprises
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 and fluid, with ripe, pure fruit; some wines soft, overripe for early drinking
200889DrinkLate harvest and small crop due to dehydration, botrytis; pure, vibrant reds at best, but inconsistent
200788DrinkGood ripeness and structure, especially in Beaune, Pommard and Volnay; some lack balance and depth
200688Drink or holdLess density and fleshy textures than the Côte de Nuits, but vibrant and elegant
200595Drink or holdBeautifully balanced, with vibrant structures; rich in fruit and tannins. The top wines will age well
200485DrinkHail and oidium were major problems, but meticulous sorting yielded some fine, structured wines
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
200184DrinkGood, 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

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

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

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.


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