Learn more about 1987 Red Burgundy
In 1987 Burgundy experienced shocking weather conditions in spring and summer, which meant that, come September, growers` expectations were low, to say the least.
The vintage was rescued from the jaws of disaster by a period of exceptionally hot weather in September, with the harvest commencing at the beginning of October in Côte de Nuits. Yields were 20% down on 1986 vintage and the quality of the red wines was kept to acceptale levels.
Some respectable, if lean, reds were made, somewhat in the style of 1980. In their youth the wines were deeply coloured, noticeably tannic, and displayed good levels of fruit.
Most of the red wines were fully mature by the early 2000s, if not past their peak.