Return to All Regions. Vintage ratings:classic;outstanding;very good;good;mediocre;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.
Here are his full scores and tasting notes. Decanter experts give their verdict, tasting notes and drinking windows on Burgundy wines from the vintage. Read Decanter's digested guide to how the weather affected the taste of wines produced all across Burgundy during
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My Basket Log In Register. Drinking windows are a useful tool for showing when a wine is likely to be at its peak for drinking. Opening a bottle at the right age will mean that the tannic structure of the wine has softened whilst still maintaining its freshness and concentration of fruit.
The quality is however undeniable. Dry conditions in have produced prodigious wines with perfect ripeness, firm acidities and remarkably low alcohols. A classic vintage that will age for many decades.
Like Alsace, most of Burgundy celebrated a bounteous harvest inin contrast to much of frost-stricken France and unlucky Chablis. A relatively early harvest has resulted in fruity reds with moderate acidity and soft tannins. Some optimists made tentative comparisons to or
This notion also hints at both the weather conditions in which the grapes grew and the quality of these grapes. Despite the ongoing climate disaster, vintages may serve as shorthand for assessing rough attributes of wines produced in a certain region. Wine tasting is much more reliable. Trying to "understand" the wines from the vintages is nearly useless.
Log in or Sign up. I noted the other day that a forumite suggested that s were difficult at the moment. What I find most difficult is keeping up with which wines are in their window of undrinkability as Anthony Hanson calls it and which are now ready to drink.
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