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1985 vintage guide for White Burgundy

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Classic, bold wines for long-term keeping

Weather Conditions

Despite a frosty winter in Chablis, the vines escaped relatively unscathed and produced a good crop of grapes. Flowering was late on the Côte de Beaune, and this had a knock-on effect on the rest of the growing season, ultimately resulting in a late harvest.

Best Appellations

A fine vintage, consistent throughout the Côte. Today the wines are well past their 15th birthday, and few are left. Yet they can still surprise by their vigour. The crop was small and the wines were concentrated.

Best Producers

Bonneau du Martray, Carillon, Drouhin, Jacques Gagnard-Delagrange, Jadot, François Jobard, Lafon, Latour, Leflaive (the last good vintage for Leflaive until 1995), Leroy, Matrot, Pierre Morey, Ramonet, Domaine de la Romanée-Conti (Le Montrachet), Roulot, Sauzet.

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