Information & scores : 1984 Burgundy

  • Red 13/20
  • White 12/20

Vintage description 1984 Burgundy

This year the wines suffered from the irregular weather. July and August were very sunny without being excessively hot, but were marked by violent and localised hail storms. A dull and rainy September with little sun was not particularly conducive to ripening. Average coloured, the red wines are also slightly lacking in substance and length on the palate. Despite a slightly bitter finish due to insufficiently ripe tannins, they have asserted themselves with elegance and a crisp acidity. The white wines also pointed to a vintage lacking in maturity. Very floral, they have a characteristic liveliness about them. They had a pleasant aromatic freshness in their youth but, like the red wines, they needed to be drunk fairly quickly.