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Flashcards in Burgundy Vintage Deck (48):
1

Burgundy: 1971

Fine weather; some hail in the CdB. Excellent for across the board - full, concentrated.

2

Burgundy: 1974, 1975

Total washout.

3

Burgundy: 1976

Better than the preceeding vintages; hot summer, some drought. Reds are better than whites, which oxidized quickly.

4

Burgundy: 1977

Rained out.

5

Burgundy: 1978

Excellent quality, smaller crop. Great acidity and balance.

6

Burgundy: 1979

Relatively temperate, troubled by severe hailstorms in Nuits, Vosne, and Chambolle. Better quality in the white wine appellations, concentrated and elegant.

7

Burgundy: Great vintages of the 1970's

1971
1976 (reds)
1978
1979 (whites)

8

Burgundy: Disaster vintages of the 1970's

1974, 1975, 1977

9

Burgundy: 1980

Plagued by cold and damp early in the season; Cote de Nuits is much better, and the reds are juicy and vigorous. Whites show poorly.

10

Burgundy: 1981

Troubled by hail and rain; thin, dilute.

11

Burgundy: 1982

Huge crop; wines are soft and pleasant, but did not age very long.

12

Burgundy: 1983

Hailstorms in Vosne and Champbolle, creating issues with rot; rich, ripe vintage all around. Whites are somewhat overbalanced; reds are better.

13

Burgundy: 1984

Thunderstorms throughout and rain at harvest. Poor and underripe.

14

Burgundy: 1985

Warm and very dry; Fine, ripe, vigorous wines.

15

Burgundy: 1986

Tricky vintage; rain and rot. Whites are better, but not necessarily great.

16

Burgundy: 1987

On again off again rain; ripeness was an issue.

17

Burgundy: 1988

A large crop in a lean, very high acid vintage. Some reds are still coming around.

18

Burgundy: 1989

Hot and dry, with just enough rain. Spectacularly rich whites; fruity and elegant reds.

19

Burgundy: Great vintages of the 1980's

1983 (reds)
1985
1989

20

Burgundy: Poor vintages of the 1980's

1981, 1984, 1987

21

Burgundy: 1990

High sugar, high acid, high yield, high quality. Highly regarded across the board.

22

Burgundy: 1991

Uneven weather with rain on and off, including at harvest. Variable.

23

Burgundy: 1992

High yield, lower acidity; very good whites, early maturing, supple reds.

24

Burgundy: 1993

Fine weather except for hail in Meursault and Puligny. Reds are ripe and very successful; whites are troubled.

25

Burgundy: 1994

Rain at harvest diluted the crop. Whites are better than reds, but nothing is great.

26

Burgundy: 1995

Small but excellent white crop; reds were lean and austere originally but are lovely now.

27

Burgundy: 1996

Relatively cool but sunny and dry; pure, high acid wines.

28

Burgundy: 1997

Hot and stormy vintage produced charming but early-maturing wines.

29

Burgundy: 1998

Fat and relativley low acid whites; reds are stolid.

30

Burgundy: 1999

Huge crop, early harvest. Powerful, charming, and balanced reds; ripe whites.

31

Burgundy: Great vintages of the 1990's

1990
1992 (whites)
1993 (reds)
1995
1996
1999

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Burgundy: Poor vintages of the 1990's

1991, 1994, 1998

33

Burgundy: 2000

Rain at harvest diluted the Pinot Noir but the Chardonnay did well. Excellent Chablis vintage.

34

Burgundy: 2001

Wet and cloudy, with devastating hail in Bouzeron. Variable by producer.

35

Burgundy: 2002

Excellent harvest with high quantity for whites. Reds are solid and charming, if early maturing.

36

Burgundy: 2003

Heat wave, low yields. Some great wines by producer.

37

Burgundy: 2004

Mostly cloudy and cool, with devastating hailstorms in the northern Cote de Beaune. Good but not great wines; whites in particular are relatively lean and angular.

38

Burgundy: 2005

Perfect weather, much heralded vintage for reds; whites are opulent and perhaps a bit acid deficient.

39

Burgundy: 2006

Cool and wet spring, heat wave July and warm fall. Pure, expressive reds; fleshy whites (late hang time lowered acidity).

40

Burgundy: 2007

Warm spring, cool and dreary summer. Strict selection necessary. Good acidity in the whites. Reds are variable.

41

Burgundy: 2008

Difficult vintage with hail in the northern Cote de Beaune, Marsannay, and Macon/Beaujolais. High sugar, high acidity. Wines are focused and pure; some whites more richly styled.

42

Burgundy: 2009

Perfect weather, healthy, high quality. Akin to 2005.

43

Burgundy: 2010

High quality but reduced yields (up to 30%). Wines are excellent and more firmly structured than 2009.

44

Burgundy: 2011

Uneven weather, cold, rot. Difficult; whites are better, and reds are austere but coming around.

45

Burgundy: 2012

Blighted by rot and erratic weather. Very small crop but the quality is good, if rather soft.

46

Burgundy: 2013

Cold spring, summer rainstorms, and severe hail in the Cote de Beaune. Small but balanced crop.

47

Burgundy: 2014

Warm spring, cool, damp summer. Exceptional whites with great acidity; reds are on the lighter side.

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Burgundy: 2015

Fine, warm weather; richer, riper wines than 2014, with lower acidity. Devastating hail in Chablis.