2009 & 2010 Burgundy

I attended a very exciting tasting and dinner last week at Zucca restaurant on Bermondsey Street. The theme was comparing 2009 and 2010 white and red Burgundy, which is particularly interesting as the two vintages have produced many wines which are lauded by just about everyone, though for very different reasons. Ripeness and generosity have always been the hallmarks of the 2009 vintage while purity and complexity have been those of the 2010 vintage. However, these are generalities and it was great to be able to taste 3 pairs of white Burgundies and 6 pairs of red Burgundies to gain a better understanding of the two vintages.