Which Young Burg Vintages Are **NOT** Open Right Now (for Red 1er)?

Which vintages are NOT Open?

  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009

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Poll is NOT open to flag the outliers. Focus is 2014+, but figured might as well take it back to 2009.

None? Really depends on the winemaker, but it’s not like there’s any 99 or 05 vintages since 14+.

14 and 16 for sure, maybe 12 and 10 depending on what you mean by open.

I don’t think 15s are necessarily closed, but I don’t think they’re drinking well right now. All of mine are in storage. I think 14s are shutting down somewhat and I don’t think 16s are all that open. Given where 17s are, and where many 13s and 11s (if not green) are, no reason to drink those vintages imho.


I take a somewhat different view on this; while 2015s aren’t quite as shut down as 2005s are, I just don’t think they’re in a good place for drinking, and that’s based on producers like Mugnier and Fourrier whom I’d expect to be generally open.

I would say 2015 is not drinking well in a different way than 05/99, though I suppose if by “closed” people only mean “not showing any fruit”, then I suppose that’s not true of 2015.

I am surprised by the voting. Speculated that most votes would be for '16, '15 and '14. Didn’t expect '12 to show up as a big one.

Sounds like '09, '11, and '17 are the young vintages to be opening these days.

I own a ton of 14s and honestly think the vintage is drinking really well right now.