Originally Posted by tattersall
I got some D'Angerville Clos des Ducs 2004 last year on deep discount - the ones I've tried have been wonderful despite the fact that the vintage is supposed to suck balls. The top producer advice is key, I guess.
To Gome, I had an '05 Chambolle Chames from Dominique Laurent earlier this year and it was a bitch - tough as nails and mouth-puckeringly tannic. I've not bothered to buy any 05's - perhaps I'll be kicking myself in a decade but so be it.
It's so hard to generalize vintages in Burgundy. I feel like really good wines are made every vintage, just not across the board. What's more is that vintages like 08 can go either way on the reds, but a lot of incredibly good whites were made. Great Chablis too.
On the other hand I recently opened a decent bottle from 09 (Bouchard Pere et Fils Vigne de l'Enfant Jesus) and I wasn't crazy about it. While admittedly it was far too young, I don't think I like the vintage too much overall. Too ripe and candied, and not as much acid as I want. I still have half a case so I'll be revisiting them, but not any time soon. A nice vintage for everyday wines though, a lot of the generic Bourgognes were quite good.