Red Burgundy 1962: Drink now
Good vintage. Fine, light reds were matched by excellent whites
Cold spells that lasted well into early spring made for a slow start to the growing season. A moderate July followed a warm June, but temperatures rose somewhat in August. By the time the rains fell in September, they were welcome. The grapes took their time to ripen fully, so harvest began late, in the second week of October.
Vosnee Romanee and Beaune
This was another good year for burgundy. The wines have elegance and finesse, some lacked weight and backbone and the best lasted better than the rest. Chanson Pere et Fils Vougeot Clos De La Perriere from Vosnee is an outstanding example but has been better in previous years, also Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache.