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Vintage Charts

Burgundy/Côtes de Nuits Reds
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Vintage Grid Back to 1961
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Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
201598Drink or holdSpring rains offset the hot, dry summer, resulting in lush and ripe yet balanced reds at all levels
201495Drink or holdJuicy cherry and berry flavors, with freshness and tension; lower alcohol. The best have added depth and energy
201392Drink or holdLow yields resulted in crisp, light-bodied Pinot Noirs with vibrant acidity and ripe fruit flavors
201295Drink or holdDense, concentrated reds, with pure fruit, elegance and freshness; the best should age very well
201191Drink or holdElegant, perfumed wines, with vibrant acidity, pure fruit and juicy textures for near- to medium-term enjoyment
201094Drink or holdRipe fruit and tannins, with vivid acidity; vibrant, charming reds with balance and focus
200995Drink or holdCharming and fluid, with ripe, pure fruit; some wines soft, overripe, for early drinking
200891DrinkLate harvest and small crop due to dehydration, botrytis; strict sorting necessary for vibrant reds with flesh and concentration
200790DrinkMeticulous sorting produced very good grapes; fruity, vivid, elegant reds for early to mid-term drinking. Good success in Gevrey-Chambertin
200691Drink or holdA surprise; charming, fruity reds, with ripeness and balance. The best will age
200598Drink or holdRipe and dense, yet pure and balanced, with plenty of structure. A sensational vintage with longevity; ranks among the best since 1978
200488DrinkThe best wines are elegant, pure and balanced, despite difficult growing conditions
200393Drink or holdExotic, ripe and concentrated; the best are destined to be classics
200296Drink or holdFresh, balanced and elegant. Successful from top to bottom; regional wines offer value
200189DrinkLean, structured reds, yet ripe and potentially long-lived
200086Drink or holdTop wines are ripe, soft and seductive; many lack structure
199992Drink or holdTop-tier domaines offer juicy, rich and vibrant Pinots
199889DrinkUneven due to frost, hail and rot; the best are ripe, dense and tannic
199785DrinkA warm year resulted in ripe, round Pinots low in natural acidity
199696Drink or holdImpressively vibrant and balanced, high in acidity, with focused berry flavors and ripe tannins. Large crop produced some diluted wines
199590Drink or holdThe 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.


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