Winning wines of 2010 and 2011

The Burgundy tastings at Paulee de Singapore 2014 showed two stellar vintages, writes NK YONG

THE trio of Burgundy vintages 2009, 2010 and 2011 are reminiscent of the Bordeaux trio of 1988, 1989 and 1990. I chose vintages 2010 and 2011 for the Burgundy tasting at Paulée de Singapour 2014 to show that notwithstanding the general opinion that 2011 was ranked the least of the three, the overall quality of the vintage, in both red and white, was not far off from the 2010.

I still remember clearly the pronouncements of Frederick Mugnier of Domaine JF Mugnier when we were barrel-tasting his 2011s in his cellar in the autumn of 2012. He regards his 2011 as rather similar to his 2008s, which he surprisingly said he preferred to his 2009s!

He regarded 2010 as the best of the three, a classic Burgundy...

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