Vintage Charts

Vintage Score Drink Window Description
Vintage
2017
Score
90–93
Drink Window
NYR
Description
Ripe, fleshy wines with vibrant structures; many ready to enjoy, but the best need a few years
Description
Ripe, fleshy wines with vibrant structures; many ready to enjoy, but the best need a few years
Vintage
2016
Score
92
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Charming, elegant wines, accessible yet with good structure; frost reduced yields in some vineyards
Description
Charming, elegant wines, accessible yet with good structure; frost reduced yields in some vineyards
Vintage
2015
Score
95
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Ripe, generous and fleshy; domaines that harvested early retained acidity for aging
Description
Ripe, generous and fleshy; domaines that harvested early retained acidity for aging
Vintage
2014
Score
96
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
An excellent vintage, showing great potential; wines are rich and ripe, with density and concentration
Description
An excellent vintage, showing great potential; wines are rich and ripe, with density and concentration
Vintage
2013
Score
90
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Best are sleek and vibrant, with complexity, even creaminess; others are too lean and shrill
Description
Best are sleek and vibrant, with complexity, even creaminess; others are too lean and shrill
Vintage
2012
Score
92
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Low yields led to rich, concentrated wines; best have firmed up, with good acidity
Description
Low yields led to rich, concentrated wines; best have firmed up, with good acidity
Vintage
2011
Score
92
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Charming, fleshy wines, with ripe fruit and slender profiles, showing more freshness than from barrel
Description
Charming, fleshy wines, with ripe fruit and slender profiles, showing more freshness than from barrel
Vintage
2010
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Clean and pure, showing ripe fruit flavors, without being too rich or powerful; best have good cut, others are soft
Description
Clean and pure, showing ripe fruit flavors, without being too rich or powerful; best have good cut, others are soft
Vintage
2009
Score
89
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Exotic in character, with ripe fruit, fleshy textures and soft structures; most can be enjoyed now
Description
Exotic in character, with ripe fruit, fleshy textures and soft structures; most can be enjoyed now
Vintage
2008
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Smaller-than-average crop; vibrant acidity balanced by ample flesh in the best examples. Great in Chablis
Description
Smaller-than-average crop; vibrant acidity balanced by ample flesh in the best examples. Great in Chablis
Vintage
2007
Score
92
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Precise, pure and elegant, with lively structures if harvested late; at worst, unripe if picked early
Description
Precise, pure and elegant, with lively structures if harvested late; at worst, unripe if picked early
Vintage
2006
Score
91
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Best are pure, elegant and balanced, with ample flesh and, for some, botrytis character; some are low in acidity and heavy
Description
Best are pure, elegant and balanced, with ample flesh and, for some, botrytis character; some are low in acidity and heavy
Vintage
2005
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink or hold
Description
Concentrated, structured whites, with juicy acidity and ripe fruit flavors; many are enjoyable now, but the best will age. More variable in Chablis
Description
Concentrated, structured whites, with juicy acidity and ripe fruit flavors; many are enjoyable now, but the best will age. More variable in Chablis
Vintage
2004
Score
90
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Fresh, structured whites; best are balanced and rich, with mineral character, but some are lean and angular
Description
Fresh, structured whites; best are balanced and rich, with mineral character, but some are lean and angular
Vintage
2003
Score
87
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Charming, forward Chardonnays; most wines rich and soft in structure
Description
Charming, forward Chardonnays; most wines rich and soft in structure
Vintage
2002
Score
95
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Full-bodied, ripe and rich in Côte de Beaune and Chablis, with excellent balance between fruit and acidity; fine quality in Mâconnais
Description
Full-bodied, ripe and rich in Côte de Beaune and Chablis, with excellent balance between fruit and acidity; fine quality in Mâconnais
Vintage
2001
Score
89
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Exotic, forward and elegant in Côte de Beaune; ripe in Mâconnais. Stick with top estates in Chablis
Description
Exotic, forward and elegant in Côte de Beaune; ripe in Mâconnais. Stick with top estates in Chablis
Vintage
2000
Score
90
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Elegant, with fine, fresh character stressing mineral terroir
Description
Elegant, with fine, fresh character stressing mineral terroir
Vintage
1999
Score
88
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Best are fruity and pleasant. Worst are dilute from huge yields and rain
Description
Best are fruity and pleasant. Worst are dilute from huge yields and rain
Vintage
1998
Score
88
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Delicious, fruity and early-drinking
Description
Delicious, fruity and early-drinking
Vintage
1997
Score
88
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Best are pleasant and supple; uneven in Côte d'Or
Description
Best are pleasant and supple; uneven in Côte d'Or
Vintage
1996
Score
95
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Balanced and still improving; elegant and racy, with clean, well-defined flavors. Cellar or decant
Description
Balanced and still improving; elegant and racy, with clean, well-defined flavors. Cellar or decant
Vintage
1995
Score
93
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Rich, thick, generous and concentrated; good aging potential
Description
Rich, thick, generous and concentrated; good aging potential
Vintage
1994
Score
87
Drink Window
Past peak
Description
Soft, honeyed, early-drinking Chardonnays; some past their prime
Description
Soft, honeyed, early-drinking Chardonnays; some past their prime
Vintage
1993
Score
82
Drink Window
Past peak
Description
Austere, lean
Description
Austere, lean
Vintage
1992
Score
89
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Balanced, with great finesse and lovely fruit; best still improving
Description
Balanced, with great finesse and lovely fruit; best still improving
Vintage
1991
Score
85
Drink Window
Past peak
Description
Fruity, charming
Description
Fruity, charming
Vintage
1990
Score
92
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Racy, graceful, minerally. Some have peaked
Description
Racy, graceful, minerally. Some have peaked
Vintage
1989
Score
92
Drink Window
Drink
Description
Rich and opulent. Some taste hot, alcoholic, but best are balanced
Description
Rich and opulent. Some taste hot, alcoholic, but best are balanced
Vintage
1988
Score
86
Drink Window
Past peak
Description
Very firm and ungenerous
Description
Very firm and ungenerous
Vintage
1987
Score
84
Drink Window
Past peak
Description
Fresh, simple
Description
Fresh, simple
Vintage
1986
Score
92
Drink Window
Past peak
Description
Seductive, opulent and honeyed; now peaking
Description
Seductive, opulent and honeyed; now peaking
Vintage
1985
Score
94
Drink Window
Past peak
Description
Bold and powerful, yet elegant. Some remain youthful
Description
Bold and powerful, yet elegant. Some remain youthful
Vintage
1984
Score
78
Drink Window
Past peak
Description
Light, tart, very simple
Description
Light, tart, very simple
Notable older vintages: 1978, 1966

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