Burgundy 2018 Vintage

Red : VERY GOOD

White : GOOD

A very hot year - similar to 2003, leading to high alcohol levels and lower acidity. Wines will be heavier and denser than usual for Burgundy. The lack of acidity will mean wines should generally be drunk earlier.
Reds better than whites, which lack the structure of cooler years such as 2014.
Yields were very high so there will likely be declassification of Premier Cru to Village classification, and Village to Bourgogne. Thus lower classifications may be better than normal and represent good value.

When to Drink Burgundy 2018

RED
ClassificationDrinking Window
Bourgogne NOW - 2024
Village 2022 - 2026
Premier Cru 2025 - 2032
Grand Cru 2028 - 2041
WHITE
ClassificationDrinking Window
Bourgogne NOW - 2022
Village 2020 - 2024
Premier Cru 2023 - 2029
Grand Cru 2025 - 2033