Reading the Vintage Charts

Vintage charts can be tricky. They can enslave us to focus on a
high-scoring vintage while neglecting a “lesser” year. Or they can be
clues to opportunity – even the “bad” years offer good wines, if you
know where to look. And they can provide immediate enjoyment while
waiting for the better vintages to mature.

Case in point: the 2006
red Burgundies – dissed as an irregular or “classic” vintage and
overshadowed by the highly touted 2005s, the 06s are drinking quite nice
right now, thank you very much. 

This is the subject of my column this week in The Washington Post. I hope you enjoy it.

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