Drink or Hold: Burgundy, Where Parker Got it Wrong

Returning from a two week holiday in Burgundy and being a lover of their towns, culture, food and people as well as their wine, I was interested to read an article on L’Occasion which has been guest written by Jerry Clark. Jerry critiques the opinion of Robert Parker about Burgundy wines as “keepers” believing that he gave them a bad press out of his “bull headedness” and that many opportunities have been lost because of Parker’s ratings of vintages over many years. Personally I stick to buying burgundy for drinking young rather than for cellaring long; maybe this is a symptom of my old age: Here’s Jerry’s article;


Today we feature a guest post from Gerald (Jerry Clark). Jerry has written for L’occasion in the past, recently with his thoughts on wine as an investment. This month he shares perspective on Burgundy wines, a great fit for our readers between a two-part series on Burgundy.  Jerry has a wide scope of experience with drinking and cellaring wine, and in this piece he shares his findings in an authentic way, including his argument that Robert Parking is missing out.

Please share your thoughts. What do you think of aged Burgundy?

Red and White Burgundy Wines A Tasting of Exceptional Burgundy Wines

Drink or Hold: Burgundy, Where Parker Got it Wrong by Gerald Clark

I just took a quick glance at my May 31 issue of Wine Spectator, going directly to the featured section on Burgundy. I have been a fan of that region for many years, following its vintage news and grower notes…

View original post 691 more words

Categories: Burgundy, Reviews, Wine

Tags: , , , , , , ,

1 reply

  1. I’m not a huge expert about Burgundy wines, have had too few of them for my liking. But I’ve had my share of many wines overall.
    I tend to think Burgundy wines are like all others, they reach a peak of complexity, starting from all (or mainly) fruit characters, perhaps with a bit of spices, vegetal and earthiness, but them developping depth of sweet spices, leather etc. You also see the length increase, and many layers of flavor stack up. I can see how one does not want to wait for decades to enjoy a wine. Yet, it’s probably a shame not to allow some of Burgundy’s great little caterpillar of wines to transform into the stunning butterflies they are to become. Cheers. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Enjoy 🙂 Julien

    Liked by 1 person

%d bloggers like this: