1995 marked a small harvest for Burgundy as a result of poor weather during the flowering, but a fine one despite rain at both ends of the vintage.
Exceptionally cold weather in June caused coulure which resulted in low yields, with up to a third of the crop being lost in some areas. July and August were extremely hot and dry and September was hit by intermittent rainfall. However, come harvest time, the grapes were ripe and healthy and the low yields ensured that extra degree of concentration essential for a top vintage.
The wines are deeply coloured and concentrated, with oodles of ripe black fruits, bolstered by good acidity levels and firm but supple tannins. Overall they lack the structure of the 1993s and the purity and balance of the 1996s. They need time to show their best, although most of the village wines are now drinking very well.