Vintage guides

Region: Red Burgundy

Year Rating Drinkability Style More
1962 starstarstarstarstar drink now Good vintage. Fine, light reds were matched by excellent whites more...
1963 starstarstarstarstar drink now Disappointing vintage across the whole of the region more...
1964 starstarstarstarstar drink now Good old-fashioned wines with notable concentration more...
1965 starstarstarstarstar drink now Very indifferent quality thanks to a persistently wet summer more...
1966 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Excellent vintage of elegant and well-balanced wines with clean, pure flavours more...
1967 starstarstarstarstar drink now Wines were notably lighter than in 1966 more...
1968 starstarstarstarstar drink now A poor vintage following a very rainy summer more...
1969 starstarstarstarstar drink now A very fine year producing wines with good fruit intensity more...
1970 starstarstarstarstar drink now A record crop of average quality, early-maturing wines with not enough concentration to last more...
1972 starstarstarstarstar drink now Large and late vintage, with well defined fruit and notable acidity more...
1973 starstarstarstarstar drink now The wines produced tended to be a little light more...
1974 starstarstarstarstar drink now An unexceptional vintage with few wines of note more...
1975 starstarstarstarstar drink now Another very disappointing year more...
1976 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Prolonged hot weather produced tannic, highly concentrated wines more...
1977 starstarstarstarstar drink now A generally poor vintage for red wines more...
1978 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Small crop of classic wines with good structure and fine fruit more...
1979 starstarstarstarstar drink now A large crop of fast-maturing and fruity wines more...
1980 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Another large vintage of very variable quality; better in Cote de Nuits than Cote de Beaune more...
1981 starstarstarstarstar drink now Rain at harvest time produced thin, dilute wines more...
1982 starstarstarstarstar drink now A prolific vintage with few wines worthy of serious ageing more...
1983 starstarstarstarstar drink soon The best of the wines are rich and concentrated but some vineyards suffered from rot more...
1984 starstarstarstarstar drink now A cold, wet vintage more...
1985 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Another small vintage but the finest wines were deeply coloured, rich and fruity more...
1986 starstarstarstarstar drink now A large vintage of indifferent quality with poor concentration more...
1987 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Small quantities of light, quite fast-maturing wine more...
1988 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Classic, long-lived wines with good depth of fruit more...
1989 starstarstarstarstar drink soon A hot year, producing fruity, elegant wines especially from the Cote de Beaune more...
1990 starstarstarstarstar keep An excellent year with deeply coloured, full-bodied and fruity wines more...
1991 starstarstarstarstar keep Sugar levels were high and many good, if slightly austere, wines were made more...
1992 starstarstarstarstar drink soon A large vintage of relatively light if not unpleasant wines; majority have little tannic backbone or extract more...
1993 starstarstarstarstar keep Produced ripe, flavoursome wines generally, and superb cru Beaujolais more...
1994 starstarstarstarstar keep Uneven quality; wines tend to lack charm and structure, and some show dilution more...
1995 starstarstarstarstar keep Good quality and quantity. Good structure and firm tannis, especially in Cote de Nuits more...
1996 starstarstarstarstar keep Pure, elegant wines with the ability to age more...
1997 starstarstarstarstar keep Not quite as good as preceding years, but most wines are good for the medium term more...
1998 starstarstarstarstar keep Variable quality but the finest of the wines have good colour and structure more...
1999 starstarstarstarstar keep Some unripe fruit and a number of dilute wines, but overall quality promises to be excellent more...
2000 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Low acidity suggests a vintage for relatively early consumption. Quality will depend on strict selection more...
2001 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Intensely fruity wine with clear of terroir distinction more...
2002 starstarstarstarstar keep Fine tannins, ripe fruit and excellent balance more...
2003 starstarstarstarstar keep Superb, expressive wine from the best producers and best appellations certainly worthy of cellaring more...
2004 starstarstarstarstar keep Fairly structured, crisp wines that will be slow to mature more...
2005 starstarstarstarstar keep Sumptuous and generous styles of wine that will make fantastic drinking in the coming years. Ripe yet stll fresh. more...
2006 starstarstarstarstar keep Wines have good fruit purity and freshness, but lack the ripeness of better years. Serious wines may be worth keeping for a bit but also may be relatively precocious. more...
2007 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Fragrant wines with light tannins and fresh, accessible fruit, though styles vary hugely as a result of the erratic, labour-intensive vintage. more...
2008 starstarstarstarstar keep Low-yielding and inconsistent quality, but the best wines (often the 1ers crus) have great purity of fruit, focus and fresh acidity: drink early or hold for well over a decade. more...