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1970 vintage guide for Red Burgundy

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A record crop of average quality, early-maturing wines with not enough concentration to last

Weather Conditions

April and May were cool and wet, but the vines were not damaged. The weather improved towards the end of May, and the trend continued through June and into July. August saw a week or so of cool weather, but temperatures picked up again in September, carrying on into October.

Best Appellations

Volnay and Chambolle Musigny

Best Producers

This vintage was very big in size, which probably affected the overall quality and future life of the wine. Most of the wines were soft, fruity and attractive but had to be drunk sooner than normally would be expected due to their lack of tannin. Most of the wines from this year are now past their prime. The Drouhin Laroze from Chambolle was deeply scented and solid and lasted very well. From Volnay Clos De La Pousse D’or and Domaine De La Pousse D’or are both distinguished wines for the year. Domaine de la Romanee-Conti La Tache was a very good wine but not the best from that region.

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