Burgundy 2010 – The Vintage of a Lifetime?

Christopher Massie on Wine

First, a qualifier. Having visited Burgundy more than two dozen times since first stepping foot in these respected vineyards in the 1980s, I have personally experienced many of this generation’s “greatest vintages ever produced” – first hand. Sampling literally thousands of the Cote D’Or’s singular examples, I have compiled volumes of notes spanning more than 25 years. These reports on barrel samples as well as notes on bottled wines represent the wares from producers spanning the full scope of Burgundy. From the northern reaches of Gevrey to the southern tip of Burgundy’s Golden Slope, I have compiled enough literature on the Cote to feel quite confident offering advice on its vintages. Confident enough, in fact, that it was my profession for more than a decade.

During this span since the 1980s, I have tasted, written about and purchased no less than a half dozen vintages that could have been (and…

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