Burgundy 2018: A vintage to rival the mythical 1947?
"There are whispers that Burgundy 2018 could become one of the region's all-time great vintages." -Decanter Magazine (link)
Here is Robert Parker's opinion:
"The 2018 Whites: Historically High Yields Produce Charming and Nicely Balanced Wines"
Burgundy 2018: What To Buy - How to Spend It (link)
"2018 is a solar vintage. The Burgundy growing season was graced with a third more sunlight hours than 2003 – the warmest-ever year – but without the extreme spikes in temperature. This, coupled with the fact that there was twice as much rain in March as usual, led to an abundant fruit set, one of the longest harvests on record and a prodigious vintage. White wines are generally rich and deep fruited. While they don’t have quite the same definition and tension as 2017 or 2014, the 2018s will be ready to drink earlier, and the best have sufficient structure and length to balance their weight and generosity."
Antonio Galloni of Vinous Media had this to say:
"The 2018s offer a good deal of flesh and voluptuousness, especially among the entry-level wines, many of which are more generous and succulent than they often are. That's not necessarily a bad thing for wines that are meant to be enjoyed on the young side."