Vintage Charts

France

France Burgundy/Côtes de Nuits Reds

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Vintage
2016
Score
97
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Description
Fresh, juicy and elegant, revealing dark fruit flavors; spring frosts drastically reduced yields in some areas
Description
Fresh, juicy and elegant, revealing dark fruit flavors; spring frosts drastically reduced yields in some areas
Vintage
2015
Score
98
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Description
Spring rains offset the hot, dry summer, resulting in lush and ripe yet balanced reds at all levels
Description
Spring rains offset the hot, dry summer, resulting in lush and ripe yet balanced reds at all levels
Vintage
2014
Score
95
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Description
Juicy cherry and berry flavors, with freshness and tension; lower alcohol. The best have added depth and energy
Description
Juicy cherry and berry flavors, with freshness and tension; lower alcohol. The best have added depth and energy
Vintage
2013
Score
92
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Description
Low yields resulted in crisp, light-bodied Pinot Noirs with vibrant acidity and ripe fruit flavors
Description
Low yields resulted in crisp, light-bodied Pinot Noirs with vibrant acidity and ripe fruit flavors
Vintage
2012
Score
95
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Description
Dense, concentrated reds, with pure fruit, elegance and freshness; the best should age very well
Description
Dense, concentrated reds, with pure fruit, elegance and freshness; the best should age very well
Vintage
2011
Score
91
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Description
Elegant, perfumed wines, with vibrant acidity, pure fruit and juicy textures for near- to medium-term enjoyment
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Elegant, perfumed wines, with vibrant acidity, pure fruit and juicy textures for near- to medium-term enjoyment
Vintage
2010
Score
94
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Description
Ripe fruit and tannins, with vivid acidity; vibrant, charming reds with balance and focus
Description
Ripe fruit and tannins, with vivid acidity; vibrant, charming reds with balance and focus
Vintage
2009
Score
95
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Description
Charming and fluid, with ripe, pure fruit; some wines soft, overripe, for early drinking
Description
Charming and fluid, with ripe, pure fruit; some wines soft, overripe, for early drinking
Vintage
2008
Score
91
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Late harvest and small crop due to dehydration, botrytis; strict sorting necessary for vibrant reds with flesh and concentration
Description
Late harvest and small crop due to dehydration, botrytis; strict sorting necessary for vibrant reds with flesh and concentration
Vintage
2007
Score
90
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Meticulous sorting produced very good grapes; fruity, vivid, elegant reds for early to mid-term drinking. Good success in Gevrey-Chambertin
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Meticulous sorting produced very good grapes; fruity, vivid, elegant reds for early to mid-term drinking. Good success in Gevrey-Chambertin
Vintage
2006
Score
91
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Description
A surprise; charming, fruity reds, with ripeness and balance. The best will age
Description
A surprise; charming, fruity reds, with ripeness and balance. The best will age
Vintage
2005
Score
98
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Description
Ripe and dense, yet pure and balanced, with plenty of structure. A sensational vintage with longevity; ranks among the best since 1978
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Ripe and dense, yet pure and balanced, with plenty of structure. A sensational vintage with longevity; ranks among the best since 1978
Vintage
2004
Score
88
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The best wines are elegant, pure and balanced, despite difficult growing conditions
Description
The best wines are elegant, pure and balanced, despite difficult growing conditions
Vintage
2003
Score
93
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Description
Exotic, ripe and concentrated; the best are destined to be classics
Description
Exotic, ripe and concentrated; the best are destined to be classics
Vintage
2002
Score
96
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Description
Fresh, balanced and elegant. Successful from top to bottom; regional wines offer value
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Fresh, balanced and elegant. Successful from top to bottom; regional wines offer value
Vintage
2001
Score
89
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Description
Lean, structured reds, yet ripe and potentially long-lived
Description
Lean, structured reds, yet ripe and potentially long-lived
Vintage
2000
Score
86
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Description
Top wines are ripe, soft and seductive; many lack structure
Description
Top wines are ripe, soft and seductive; many lack structure
Vintage
1999
Score
92
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Description
Top-tier domaines offer juicy, rich and vibrant Pinots
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Top-tier domaines offer juicy, rich and vibrant Pinots
Vintage
1998
Score
89
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Description
Uneven due to frost, hail and rot; the best are ripe, dense and tannic
Description
Uneven due to frost, hail and rot; the best are ripe, dense and tannic
Vintage
1997
Score
85
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Description
A warm year resulted in ripe, round Pinots low in natural acidity
Description
A warm year resulted in ripe, round Pinots low in natural acidity
Vintage
1996
Score
96
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Description
Impressively vibrant and balanced, high in acidity, with focused berry flavors and ripe tannins. Large crop produced some diluted wines
Description
Impressively vibrant and balanced, high in acidity, with focused berry flavors and ripe tannins. Large crop produced some diluted wines
Vintage
1995
Score
90
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Description
The best are elegant and firm, with ripe fruit and refined tannins
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The best are elegant and firm, with ripe fruit and refined tannins
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.

SOURCE: WINE SPECTATOR