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VINTAGE CHART

The year of production is a crucial factor when it comes to choosing a wine whether it is for drinking, or to age. In order to optimize your purchasing and tasting experience, here is a guide ranking all vintages by region, from the late 19th century to last year’s vintage.

BURGUNDY (GENERAL)

Exceptional Vintages

1928, 1929, 1937, 1947, 1949, 1959, 1969, 1971, 1978

Outstanding Vintages

1945, 1953, 1961, 2005

Excellent Vintages

1934, 1952, 1962, 1966, 1976, 1990, 1991, 1995, 1996, 2002, 2009, 2010, 2012

Impressive Vintages

1926, 1933, 1935, 1943, 1964, 1967, 1985, 1989, 1999, 2001, 2006, 2013

Great Vintages

1946, 1948, 1950, 1954, 1955, 1970, 1974, 1979, 1983, 1988, 1992, 1998, 2000, 2004, 2008

Very Good Vintages

1938, 1942, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2003, 2011

Good Vintages

1932, 1939, 1940, 1951, 1957, 1960, 1972, 1973, 1977

Fair Vintages

1927, 1930, 1956, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1975, 1980, 1984, 1987

Mediocre Vintages

1931, 1936, 1941, 1944, 1968

BURGUNDY WHITES

Exceptional Vintages

1928, 1929, 1937, 1947, 1949, 1959, 1969, 1971

Outstanding Vintages

1945, 1953, 1961, 1978, 1989, 1990, 2005

Excellent Vintages

1934, 1950, 1952, 1962, 1996, 1999

Impressive Vintages

1926, 1933, 1935, 1943, 1964, 1967, 1976, 1983, 1985, 1995, 2001, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2012

Great Vintages

1946, 1948, 1954, 1955, 1970, 1974, 1979, 1982, 1986, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2009

Very Good Vintages

1938, 1942, 1972, 1973, 1981, 1988, 1991, 1993, 2003, 2011

Good Vintages

1932, 1939, 1940, 1951, 1957, 1960, 1975, 1977, 1980, 2013

Fair Vintages

1927, 1930, 1956, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1984, 1987

Mediocre Vintages

1931, 1936, 1941, 1944, 1968

BURGUNDY REDS

Best Ever Encountered

1969, 1978

Exceptional Vintages

1928, 1929, 1937, 1947, 1959, 1966, 1971, 2005

Outstanding Vintages

1945, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1961, 1976, 1985, 1990, 2002, 2010

Excellent Vintages

1934, 1943, 1962, 1989, 1996, 2001, 2009, 2012

Impressive Vintages

1926, 1933, 1935, 1948, 1964, 1967, 1988, 1991, 1999, 2006, 2013

Great Vintages

1938, 1946, 1954, 1955, 1970, 1979, 1983, 1992, 1995, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2004

Very Good Vintages

1942, 1974, 1981, 1982, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2007, 2008, 2011

Good Vintages

1932, 1939, 1940, 1951, 1957, 1960, 1984, 1986

Fair Vintages

1927, 1930, 1950, 1956, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1987

Mediocre Vintages

1931, 1936, 1941, 1944, 1968

BORDEAUX REDS

Exceptional Vintages

1982, 1990, 2005, 2009, 2010

Outstanding Vintages

1945, 1959, 1961, 1975, 1982, 1990, 2009, 2010

Excellent Vintages

1945, 1961

Impressive Vintages

1947, 1949, 1953, 1959, 1985, 1986, 1989, 1996, 1998, 2000

Great Vintages

1929, 1943, 1955, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1975, 1978, 1983, 1988, 1995, 2001

Very Good Vintages

1928, 1937, 1946, 1948, 1952, 1970, 1971, 1981, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2011

Good Vintages

1926, 1934, 1940, 1950, 1976, 1979, 1997, 1999, 2007, 2012, 2013

Fair Vintages

1938, 1942, 1944, 1951, 1954, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994

Mediocre Vintages

1927, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1933, 1935, 1936, 1939, 1941, 1969

CHAMPAGNES

Exceptional Vintages

1990, 1996, 2002

Outstanding Vintages

1996, 2002

Excellent Vintages

2004, 2005, 2008

Impressive Vintages

1999, 2011

Great Vintages

1928, 1929, 1937, 1945, 1947, 1955, 1975, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1985, 1988, 1989, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Very Good Vintages

1934, 1943, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1970, 1973, 1986, 1992, 1994, 2013

Good Vintages

1926, 1933, 1942, 1950, 1954, 1969, 1971, 1976, 1978, 1987, 1991, 1993

Fair Vintages

1960, 1980, 1981, 1984, 2001, 2010

Mediocre Vintages

1927, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1946, 1948, 1951, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1972, 1974, 1977

SAUTERNES

Best Ever Encountered

1937, 1945, 1947, 1949, 1989, 1990

Exceptional Vintages

1929, 1955, 1959, 1988

Outstanding Vintages

1967, 1970, 1986, 2001, 2007, 2009

Excellent Vintages

1926, 1934, 1953, 1962, 1971, 1976, 1983, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2005, 2010

Impressive Vintages

1928, 1942, 1950, 1952, 1961, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1995

Great Vintages

1957, 1982, 1985, 1998, 2006

Very Good Vintages

1927, 1939, 1948, 1978, 1984, 2002, 2004, 2011

Good Vintages

1933, 1938, 1940, 1943, 1958, 1966, 1987, 1994, 1999, 2013

Fair Vintages

1930, 1931, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1944, 1946, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1981, 2008, 2012

Mediocre Vintages

1941, 1951, 1954, 1956, 1960, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1973, 1974, 1977, 1991, 1992, 1993, 2000

RHONE VALLEY

Exceptional Vintages

1989, 1998, 2000

Outstanding Vintages

1990, 2005

Excellent Vintages

1978, 1985, 1988, 2001, 2011

Impressive Vintages

1983, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010

Great Vintages

1961, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2012

Very Good Vintages

1943, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1957, 1959, 1962, 1969, 1970, 1976, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1986, 1993, 2008, 2013

Good Vintages

1937, 1938, 1942, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1958, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1972, 1973, 1981, 1987, 1992

Fair Vintages

1928, 1929, 1933, 1934, 1950, 1956, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1984, 1991, 2002

Mediocre Vintages

1926, 1927, 1930, 1931, 1932, 1935, 1936, 1939, 1940, 1941, 1944, 1948, 1951, 1954, 1960, 1963, 1965, 1968, 1975