2011 in Burgundy and Rhône - first impressions
As I promised earlier in the week in Getting in the mood for burgundy , I thought I'd share a few early thoughts on 2011 burgundies and Rhône wines on the basis of the hundreds of wines I have tasted so far in the regions themselves. I liked many of the 2011s that I tasted in Burgundy last November. It's certainly not a vintage that will ever be described as 'great', but for those of us who like red burgundies that have fruit, delicacy and terroir definition, it should provide enjoyable drinking while we wait for the 2010s, 2009s and even 2008s. Read my report on the Côte de Nuits a week on Saturday for how 2011 differs...
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