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Burgundy wines vintage guide

  • Thu, Jun 13, 2024 at 12:00
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Burgundy, a renowned wine-producing region, produces exceptional wines whose characteristics vary from vintage to vintage. Here is a guide to the vintages in Burgundy since 2000, to help you better understand the nuances of each year and thus inform your tasting or investment choices.

Vintage 2000

2000 proved to be a generous year, with well-structured, well-balanced Burgundy wines ideally suited to medium-term drinking. The reds offer fruity, well-balanced aromas, although they sometimes lack the structure needed for prolonged ageing. The whites are quite good, fresh and pleasant to drink young. 

Vintage 2001

A cooler vintage with good acidity. The reds are elegant and age well thanks to their fine tannic structure. The whites are beautifully fresh and mineral, offering good ageing potential. 

Vintage 2002

An exceptional year, especially for the red wines, which show great concentration and excellent ageing potential. The whites are lively, concentrated and suitable for long ageing. 

Vintage 2003

A year of heatwaves produced powerful, rich Burgundy wines that were sometimes unbalanced. The reds have ripe tannins, but sometimes lack balance. The whites are less homogeneous, often rich and opulent, but sometimes lack freshness. 

Vintage 2004

The 2004 wines are elegant and delicate, particularly successful in white. The reds are light and marked by a certain greenness. The whites have good acidity and minerality.  

Our favourite wine ❤️Domaine Haegelen-Jayer Clos de Vougeot 2004

2004 vintage wines at U'wine

Vintage 2005

An exceptional year, with wines of great finesse and excellent ageing potential. The reds are well-balanced, powerful and promise to age well. The whites are rich, well-structured and capable of ageing well. 

Vintage 2006

A good vintage of fruity, well-balanced Burgundy wines. The reds are classic, well-balanced and fruity, and should be drunk relatively young. The whites are well-balanced with good acidity. 

Vintage 2007

A difficult year, but one that produced elegant wines, especially whites. The reds are light and should be drunk young, while the whites are fresh and lively, although sometimes lacking in concentration. 

Vintage 2008

Burgundy wines with good acidity, promising good ageing potential. The reds are elegant and well-structured, with good ageing potential. The whites are excellent, lively and mineral, with good ageing potential. 

Vintage 2009

A warm vintage producing rich, opulent wines, excellent for lovers of powerful wines. The reds are ripe and opulent, with good ageing potential. The whites are rich and well-balanced. 

Vintage 2010

A classic year with good structure and great ageing potential. The reds are well-balanced, complex and promise long cellaring. The whites offer great freshness and complexity. 

Vintage 2011

Burgundy wines are fruity and accessible young, but with less ageing potential. The reds are light and should be drunk young. The whites are good but sometimes uneven, with pronounced acidity. 

Our favourite wine ❤️Domaine Robert Chevillon Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru Les Chaignots 2011

2011 vintage wines at U'wine

Vintage 2012

A difficult vintage, but one of high quality, with concentrated, elegant wines. The reds from the best producers are elegant and well-balanced. The whites offer fine minerality and good ageing potential. 

Our favourite wine ❤️Domaine Olivier Leflaive Meursault 1er Cru Poruzots - Blanc 2012

2012 vintage wines at U'wine

Vintage 2013

A cold, wet year produced fresh, acidic Burgundy wines, particularly successful in white. The reds are light and acidic, and should be drunk young. The whites are good, fresh and lively, but sometimes lack concentration. 

Our favourite wine ❤️Domaine René Bouvier Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru Les Fontenys 2013

2013 vintage wines at U'wine

Vintage 2014

A well-balanced vintage with good freshness and good ageing potential. The reds are elegant and well-balanced, with good ageing potential. The whites are excellent, offering great purity and minerality. 

Our favourite wine ❤️Clos de Tart 2014

2014 vintage wines at U'wine

Vintage 2015

An exceptional year with rich, well-structured Burgundy wines that are perfect for laying down. The reds are rich, ripe and powerful, with great ageing potential. The whites are rich, well-structured and capable of ageing well. 

Our favourite wine ❤️Domaine du Pavillon (Albert Bichot) Meursault - Blanc 2015

2015 vintage wines at U'wine

Vintage 2016

A vintage marked by extreme weather conditions but producing wines of great finesse. The reds are elegant, concentrated and have good ageing potential. The whites are beautifully fresh and highly complex. 

Our favourite wine ❤️Domaine René Bouvier Côtes de Nuits 2016

2016 vintage wines at U'wine

Vintage 2017

An early vintage producing fruity Burgundy wines that are accessible when young. The reds are fruity, well-balanced and accessible when young. The whites are lively and well-balanced, with good ageing potential. 

Our favourite wine ❤️Domaine Bouchard Père & Fils Beaune 1er Cru Clos Saint-Landry - Blanc 2017

2017 vintage wines at U'wine

Vintage 2018

A warm, sunny vintage producing rich, concentrated wines. The reds are rich and opulent, with good ageing potential. The whites are rich and well-balanced. 

Our favourite wine ❤️Remoissenet Père & Fils Clos Vougeot 2018

2018 vintage wines at U'wine

Vintage 2019

An excellent year with well-balanced Burgundy wines and good ageing potential. The reds are well-balanced, complex and have good ageing potential. The whites are beautifully fresh and complex. 

Our favourite wine ❤️Domaine William Fèvre Chablis Grand cru Les Preuses - Blanc 2019

2019 vintage wines at U'wine

Vintage 2020

A very early vintage, producing concentrated, well-balanced wines. The reds are rich and powerful, with great ageing potential. The whites offer fine minerality and great complexity. 

Our favourite wine ❤️Domaine Parent Pommard 1er Cru Les Epenots 2020

2020 vintage wines at U'wine

Vintage 2021

A difficult vintage with a small production, but one of great quality, especially for the whites. The reds are elegant and well-structured. The whites have good acidity and great purity. 

Vintage 2022

A warm year producing rich, powerful wines. The reds are rich and opulent, with good ageing potential. The whites are fresh and complex. 

Vintage 2023

Early indications point to a promising year with good ripeness. The reds are expressive and open up quickly with delicious aromas. The whites are set to be a great year, with ripe, well-balanced grapes.  

Burgundy wine vintage guide in brief

The guide of Burgundy wine vintages since 2000 highlights the diversity and quality of the wines produced in this renowned wine-growing region. Each year offers unique characteristics, influencing the profile of the red and white wines, as well as their ageing potential. Exceptional years in Burgundy, such as 2002, 2005, 2015 and 2019, are distinguished by wines of great finesse and remarkable ageing potential. Other vintages, although marked by more difficult climatic conditions, have produced elegant, well-structured wines, such as 2001, 2007 and 2021. Hot years such as 2003 and 2018 produced rich, opulent wines, ideal for those who appreciate powerful wines. Finally, the recent years of 2022 and 2023 show promising prospects with rich, balanced and expressive wines.

This guide of Burgundy wines provides a better understanding of the nuances of each vintage, so you can make informed choices when tasting or investing. 

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