I have updated the Winehog vintage charts, and they now include the rather variable 2018 wines.
In connection with the update, I have done some minor – yet important – adjustments to the ratings of the previous years.
I have adjusted the 2016 vintage for the reds down a notch, as I find quite a few wines with a slightly austere hint. It’s certainly not a vintage of straightforward enjoyment, but the best are indeed outstanding.
Looking at the acclaimed 2005 vintage, I wonder if this should be marked down a notch as well, as I doubt that all wines will reach full maturity within the next 20 years – if ever!
The white Burgundies also have had some adjustments. The main change is the 2016 vintage, where the whites have a dark and slightly austere note in my view.
I do like the best 2016s, but to be honest, the 2017s are just more charming and, above all, more lively and emotional.