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Critics and journalists condemned the 1991 Red Burgundies in their infancy. Their verdict was premature and in fact some very high quality wines were produced. The summer was predominantly hot and dry although a severe hailstorm on August 22nd caused damage to grapes, particularly at the northern end of the Côte de Nuits. The weather was not helpful during September, with rain at the beginning and at the end of the harvest. There was, however, a period of dry weather in the middle and many growers managed to harvest during this small window of opportunity.
The wines have inevitably been overshadowed by the glorious 1990s but the best of them are well structured with plenty of fruit and grip. They are drinking well now and should keep for another 10 years or so.