Top 5 Côte d’Or’s 2017 and 2016 Vintages

Another New Year has arrived, and to start it off with a bang, we’ve just published a massive pile of new Burgundy reviews in Burgundy: The Côte d’Or’s 2017 and 2016 Vintages – Part 1, which includes nearly 800 tasting notes, an in-depth vintage report and loads of detailed producer notes. Overall quality seems high from both vintages, with lots of high-scoring wines from the likes of Domaine Dugat-Py, Roulot and Ramonet—but with names like these, is that so surprising?

Behold, the top five wines from William Kelley’s latest report, all rated 99+ points or higher. 

“The 2016 Musigny Grand Cru is one of the more reticent wines in the cellar, reluctantly unfurling in the glass to reveal a profound bouquet of wild berries, rose petal, blood orange and ineffable savory nuances.”

“Wines like this are the foundation of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti's reputation.”

“The extent of this Chevalier's sheer energy and structural tension are hard to describe because they fall so far outside the norms of contemporary Burgundy.”

“This is a magisterial achievement and a benchmark against which other wines may be measured.”

“Whether this or the 2015 rendition is superior will be the subject for a debate that could last the better part of a century, yet the 2016's obvious stylistic affinity is with the 2010 vintage.”

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