Burgundy (Red) - 2009
2009 is an excellent quality vintage possessing an opulent, ripe and succulent character, like 1989 in style but superior in quality. This warm year produced as ripe and generous a style of Burgundy as you can hope to find. Palates are sweet and generous with caressing velvety tannins.
It was very consistent both geographically (Côte de Beaune and Côte de Nuits were equally good) and hierarchically. Even the more modest, cooler vineyards which produce generic Bourgogne produced attractive wines. Even so, quality increases as you ascend the appellation hierarchy. This rich style of vintage dominates terroir. Should be enjoyable young and old.