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1998: Twenty Years On

1998: Twenty Years On

Written: July 2017

On the occasion of the annual 10 Year On tasting for the 2008 vintage, a number of generous and brave vignerons also supplied samples from 1998. This was a particularly difficult vintage for the white wines, many of which were frosted at Easter, suffered from oidium in the spring and several hail events at different…

The wines were tasted in Burgundy in June 2018, having been provided by the producers from their own cellars – bottled which are curculating at large in the world may be more advanced. Please note that these wines were not tasted blind. This was not a great period for the cork industry and there were a dozen wines (notes supported) with evident TCA faults. In most instances there was a clean back-up bottle.

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