Information & scores : 2009 Burgundy

  • Red 17/20
  • White 16/20

Vintage description 2009 Burgundy

Just like in Bordeaux, so too can the Burgundy vineyards rejoice, since 2009 is a very good vintage for them as well. The vines had good weather conditions throughout the entire vegetative cycle, with a hot and sunny summer. The grapes reached optimal ripeness in September with a good balance of sugar, acidity and aroma. The harvest was carried out in a fairly relaxed atmosphere thanks to the abolition of the ban des vendages (administrative authorisation to start the harvest), which meant that the grapes were all picked at the best possible moment. There were several outbreaks of disease in the spring but these were contained successfully and the hot weather that followed prevented the development of rot and reduced the risks of further disease.

White Wines

Their aromatic profile shows a promising future. They are round and ample with a lively attack. The terroirs are all very different this year.

Red Wines

They are clear and deep-coloured wines with aromas of ripe red and black fruits, somewhat immature for the moment but nevertheless promise to be very good. These wines have developed well on the palate with silky tannins and complexity. A feeling of fullness, enhanced by good length, dominates.

Best in 2009 France, Burgundy, Red

Romanée-Conti Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti - Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti - Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes Ponsot (Domaine) - Chambertin Grand Cru Armand Rousseau (Domaine) - La Romanée Grand Cru Comte Liger-Belair (Domaine du) - La Tâche Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti - Musigny Grand Cru Cuvée Vieilles Vignes Comte Georges de Vogüé - Chambertin Grand Cru Dugat-Py - Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru Vieilles Vignes Dugat-Py - Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Domaine Louis Jadot - Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Louis Jadot (Domaine) - Chambertin Grand Cru Leroy (Domaine) - Richebourg Grand Cru Domaine de la Romanée-Conti - Clos de Vougeot Grand Cru Leroy (Domaine) - Clos Saint-Denis Grand Cru Dujac (Domaine) - Clos de la Roche Grand Cru Dujac (Domaine) - Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Armand Rousseau (Domaine) - Corton Grand Cru Clos des Cortons Faiveley - Corton Grand Cru Les Renardes Leroy (Domaine) - Romanée-Saint-Vivant Grand Cru Leroy (Domaine) - Chambertin Clos de Bèze Grand Cru Faiveley - Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru Cros Parantoux Emmanuel Rouget - Clos des Lambrays Grand Cru Domaine des Lambrays - Clos de Tart Grand Cru Mommessin -

Best in 2009 France, Burgundy, White

Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Etienne Sauzet - Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos Vincent Dauvissat (Domaine) - Chablis Grand Cru Les Preuses Vincent Dauvissat (Domaine) - Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Faiveley - Montrachet Grand Cru Etienne Sauzet - Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Maison Louis Jadot - Chevalier-Montrachet Grand Cru Leflaive (Domaine) - Meursault 1er Cru Perrières Coche Dury (Domaine) - Corton-Charlemagne Grand Cru Henri Boillot (Domaine) - Chablis Grand Cru Clos Raveneau (Domaine) -