Flashcards in Burgundy Vintage Deck (48):
Fine weather; some hail in the CdB. Excellent for across the board - full, concentrated.
Burgundy: 1974, 1975
Better than the preceeding vintages; hot summer, some drought. Reds are better than whites, which oxidized quickly.
Excellent quality, smaller crop. Great acidity and balance.
Relatively temperate, troubled by severe hailstorms in Nuits, Vosne, and Chambolle. Better quality in the white wine appellations, concentrated and elegant.
Burgundy: Great vintages of the 1970's
Burgundy: Disaster vintages of the 1970's
1974, 1975, 1977
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.
Troubled by hail and rain; thin, dilute.
Huge crop; wines are soft and pleasant, but did not age very long.
Hailstorms in Vosne and Champbolle, creating issues with rot; rich, ripe vintage all around. Whites are somewhat overbalanced; reds are better.
Thunderstorms throughout and rain at harvest. Poor and underripe.
Warm and very dry; Fine, ripe, vigorous wines.
Tricky vintage; rain and rot. Whites are better, but not necessarily great.
On again off again rain; ripeness was an issue.
A large crop in a lean, very high acid vintage. Some reds are still coming around.
Hot and dry, with just enough rain. Spectacularly rich whites; fruity and elegant reds.
Burgundy: Great vintages of the 1980's
Burgundy: Poor vintages of the 1980's
1981, 1984, 1987
High sugar, high acid, high yield, high quality. Highly regarded across the board.
Uneven weather with rain on and off, including at harvest. Variable.
High yield, lower acidity; very good whites, early maturing, supple reds.
Fine weather except for hail in Meursault and Puligny. Reds are ripe and very successful; whites are troubled.
Rain at harvest diluted the crop. Whites are better than reds, but nothing is great.
Small but excellent white crop; reds were lean and austere originally but are lovely now.
Relatively cool but sunny and dry; pure, high acid wines.
Hot and stormy vintage produced charming but early-maturing wines.
Fat and relativley low acid whites; reds are stolid.
Huge crop, early harvest. Powerful, charming, and balanced reds; ripe whites.
Burgundy: Great vintages of the 1990's
Burgundy: Poor vintages of the 1990's
1991, 1994, 1998
Rain at harvest diluted the Pinot Noir but the Chardonnay did well. Excellent Chablis vintage.
Wet and cloudy, with devastating hail in Bouzeron. Variable by producer.
Excellent harvest with high quantity for whites. Reds are solid and charming, if early maturing.
Heat wave, low yields. Some great wines by producer.
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.
Perfect weather, much heralded vintage for reds; whites are opulent and perhaps a bit acid deficient.
Cool and wet spring, heat wave July and warm fall. Pure, expressive reds; fleshy whites (late hang time lowered acidity).
Warm spring, cool and dreary summer. Strict selection necessary. Good acidity in the whites. Reds are variable.
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.
Perfect weather, healthy, high quality. Akin to 2005.
High quality but reduced yields (up to 30%). Wines are excellent and more firmly structured than 2009.
Uneven weather, cold, rot. Difficult; whites are better, and reds are austere but coming around.
Blighted by rot and erratic weather. Very small crop but the quality is good, if rather soft.
Cold spring, summer rainstorms, and severe hail in the Cote de Beaune. Small but balanced crop.
Warm spring, cool, damp summer. Exceptional whites with great acidity; reds are on the lighter side.