Oeno-File, the Wine & Gastronomy Column

by Frank Ward

Sixty Burgundies from 2008

Posted by Frank Ward on May 22, 2011

History, they say, repeats itself though never in exactly the same way. The same is true of Burgundy vintages, with the repetition often occurring in pairs, at ten-year intervals. The 2008 vintage in Burgundy bears an uncanny resemblance to 1998, while 2007 is strikingly like 1997. Ten years before that, ’87 and ’86 followed a similar pattern.

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