Top 8 2010 Burgundies

Pinot noirs delivering Burgundy's finest terroir expression
The best 2010 Burgundies.

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

Photo Sasabune Omakase Modified: Flickr/erin/CC 4.0

2010 burgundies are hitting the shelves, or in some cases due to the marriage of limited quantities and high ratings, are slipping through the retail channels without ever having seen a shelf. Yes, this is the perfect storm: a great vintage, lower than average yields, and a newly found appreciation of burgundy in emerging markets, making value in burgundy more relative than ever.

Still, this is a smashingly good vintage, and there are wines that punch way above their pay grade even today, though I expect these real values will be going the way of the dodo before long. Burgundy has never been cheap of course, but you can still find exceptional, age-worthy examples for less than $40 a bottle, making them top values in my book. Here are eight examples from a recent blind tasting. Does paying more always make sense? I don’t think so.

These wines were tasted in two flights of four with the scoring reflecting our results for each flight.

Click here to find the best 2010 burgundies.

— Gregory Del Piaz, Snooth

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