Advice to Burgundy Lovers: Start Hoarding

on 15/02/11 at 10:08 am

Wine

After Bordeaux wines fetched sky-high auction prices last year in Hong Kong, it seemed like France’s other top region — Burgundy — was getting neglected. But this year might be Burgundy’s time to shine.

Early reviews of the 2009 vintage of Burgundy are in — critics began tasting late last year — and the verdict is good: According to the London-based dealer Bordeaux Index, the 2009 vintage is “the most forward and generous one over the past decade.” And the WSJ’s London-based wine writer Will Lyons was giving the vintage high praise in a recent column:

“I cannot remember feeling such a fizz of excitement around a Burgundy en primeur campaign…. The ’09s, in the case of the red wines, are so ripe, forward and low in tannin and acidity that even the barrel samples are a joy to taste. As one restaurateur whispered in my ear at the end of a particularly memorable tasting: ‘They’re gorgeous.’”

{Full story via WSJ}

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