Vintage Charts


As I taste wines and make tasting notes I also update the vintage charts and vintage reports. The vintage reports cover recent vintages, as they develop towards maturity.

The vintage reports are based on all my experience with the vintage in question, and not only the bottles mentioned in the tasting notes here on this site.

Vintage Chart Red Burgundy

Vintage:Rating:TrendStatusComment
2012Outstanding to ExtraordinaryCask
2011Very FineTaste/KeepClassic
2010Extraordinary+Keep/TasteGreat Year
2009OutstandingKeep/TasteSomewhat dense
2008FineKeep/TasteClassic
2007Very goodTaste/Keep
2006Very Good to FineTaste/Keep
2005ExtraordinaryKeepBig Wines
2004GoodTaste/DrinkGreen notes in some wines
2003Poor to FineTaste/KeepVery hot year
2002OutstandingTaste/DrinkClassic
2001Very Good to FineTaste/Drink
2000GoodDrink
1999OutstandingTaste/KeepDense

Vintage Chart White Burgundy

Vintage:Rating:TrendStatusComment
2011OutstandingKeep/TasteClassic
2010Outstanding to ExtraordinaryKeep/TasteClassic
2009GoodTaste/KeepHot year
2008Outstanding+Keep/TasteClassic
2007Outstanding+KeepClassic
2006Average to GoodDrinkHigh alcohol and some premox problems
2005Very Fine+Taste/KeepPremox problems
2004OutstandingTaste/DrinkPremox problems
2003Poor to AverageAvoidVery hot year
2002Very Fine+DrinkPremox problems
2001Very Good+DrinkPremox problems
2000Very Fine+DrinkPremox problems
1999Fine+DrinkPremox problems

Vintage reports