2001 – a burgundy connoisseur's vintage

See also my tasting notes for detailed notes and assessments of more than 500 wines.

For those in a hurry, I offer the following observations with the caveat that, as always in Burgundy, the picture is much too complex for any generalisation to capture.

  • prices should be about the same as last year
  • this is an even more variable vintage than 2000
  • the best wines are beautiful expressions of terroir rather than just ripeness or the vintage
  • reds are in general more thrilling than whites
  • this is a connoisseur's vintage
  • it really is worth paying for Premier Cru and sometimes...