Burgundy wine is expensive, confusing, and more often than not considered a minefield. Right?

Yes, it is expensive and it can be confusing, but it is much less of a minefield than it once was. In fact in some vintages, like 2009 for example, you can pretty much find great quality at all the price levels you might be searching in.

What can remain difficult is the wide variation in style from producer to producer, though this is really no different than any other wine producing region.

I recently blind-tasted eight 2009 Burgundies with some surprising and satisfying results. Check out the wines and then see my $5000 Cellar Suggestions for more details on my favorite producers!

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