Notes from the Côte de Beaune


Those still wondering about the 2008 burgundies currently being offered may be interested in these notes I took when talking to significant producers in Burgundy in late November 2009. Many of them are direct quotes, some of them comparing 2008 with other vintages. These complement the brief notes I have now added to the tasting articles.

PIERRE-YVES COLIN-MOREY, Chassagne-Montrachet (pictured)

All the ‘small wines’, the first four, have been in bottle since the end of Aug 08.

It’s a vintage I didn’t understand at first. 2009 will be rich, 2007 very pure, and 2008 was at first a mystery...