The 2006 Burgundy Briefing Vintage Report is an assessment of the 2006 vintage on the Côte d’Or accompanied by my tasting notes taken in the cellars of the domaines and negoce. 2006 was a tricky season, but September saved the day. It was a vigneron’s vintage.
The report has, in recent years, become a valuable tool for buying the expensive wines of Burgundy, but remans true its original concept to be an engaging insight into the region, aimed at those who wish to keep informed about Burgundy’s latest vintage and its people.
The 2006 vintage was the third vintage for The Burgundy Briefing, which began life in a more magazine-like format including grower profiles and opinions slots. Steadily the vintage reports expanded as I changed focus, spending longer with every domaine to collect more information for the introductory reports and in particular the village and vineyards section. The 2006 introductory vintage report is more in-depth than in 2004 and 2005, covering the points below, but not with quite the detail of more recent vintages.