Which are you a drinker of? Personally, Bourgogne (Burgundy) is my favorite wine. Of course they are both a different kettle of fish, Bourgogne is fruity, light and floral for the most part, certainly archetypical of Pinot Noir. Some argue that Bordeaux is far more complex, I agree in some respects. I enjoy St. Emilion, but despise Medoc. However, in my opinion, Bordeaux is only complex, because it uses a greater variery of grapes. It's not as if it is because of the terroir. Who says a complex wine is a good wine? Chablis is one of my favorite white wines, and its dead simple. I am talking here as a tipple, not with food, personaly Bordeaux is good with beef, stews etc, St. Emilion is especially good with lamb. Bourgogne is better suited to duck confit, game, etc. One disadvantage of Bourgogne is that you have to spend a little more on for a good Nuits or Beaune; when for the same price you can get a 1er Cru St. Estephe Specifically I am talking about red wine here; I am a drinker of both, but because Bordeaux does not produce and "˜good' whites, and is clearly no competition for Bourgogne - it is better to compare reds.