A very good vintage to round off Burgundy's amazing run of successful years during the 1990s. Growing conditions were generally beneficial to growers, with the period of hot and dry weather at the end of August and during the first 2 weeks of September proving to be the making of the vintage.
Following the frustration of a small harvest in 1998, particularly in Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault, 1999 is an abundant vintage that has produced wines of balance, freshness and elegance. Chassagne-Montrachet, from village level upwards, has succeeded in producing full-bodied, ripe wines that are richly concentrated. Many of the 1999 1er Crus in Meursault and Puligny-Montrachet have better balance and richness than in 1998. With a large crop it is essential to chose wines from quality orientated producers like Carillon, Pillot, and Jobard, who severely restricted their yields, thus maximising the quality and flavours of their wines.