An accursed vintage in Burgundy, with coulure, mildew and hail all conspiring to damage yields and quality. Late September sunshine went some way to rescue the crop, however, although high acidity remains the hallmark of this vintage. 2007. A dank summer led to rotten Pinot Noir grapes and the need for extremely strict selection. 1998 vintage guide for Red Burgundy Decanter Staff January 1, 1998. Vintage 1998; keep. Variable quality but the finest of the wines have good colour and structure. 4/5. Weather Conditions. Flowering was protracted, and the summer was warm and dry if not especially sunny, with high temperatures in August. September was marred by rain, but Author: Decanter Staff.
A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed. Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past. See Vintage Ratings and Profiles for major wine producing regions across the world from 1978 onwwards with Berry Bros. & Rudd's Vintage Charts.
Burgundy’s cool, continental climate and Jurassic limestone soils are perfect for the production of elegant, savory and mineral-driven Chardonnay and Pinot Noir with plenty of acidity. Vintage variation is of particular importance here, as weather conditions can be variable and unpredictable. In some years spring frost and hail must be overcome.3.8/5(26).