ghislaine barthod 2005 chambolle-musigny

Update 12.12.2009(17.11.2007)billn

This Barthod has a small problem – it is from a domaine with ever-more renown, hence, prices are on the up – this is a great wine but in a vintage like 2005 the value certainly lies elsewhere; the previous Volnay 1er Brouillards from Voillot costs the same and frankly is such a massive step up in complexity and elegance that the Barthod has no chance to make up the gap! NB this is still a top-class villages, but it’s an expensive one – that said, if you haven’t already bought some, you may already be too late – so it doesn’t really matter!
2005 Ghislaine Barthod, Chambolle-Musignytry to find this wine...
Medium, medium-plus cherry-red. The nose shows a transient deep and toasty oak nose – then it’s gone. At 20° the nose is diffuse and flabby but at 17° there is some tightening, black cherry and just an edge of reduction. The palate starts just a little rough, but I think this is just a little dissolved carbon dioxide as there is quite some improvement, eventually it’s lovely. Following the Voillot, this is more masculine with darker shaded fruit and perhaps more density, but certainly missing a little of the magic complexity of that wine. Lots of dimension and a very impressive finish. It needs a little time in the glass, but this is a top-class villages.
Rebuy – Yes

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There are 3 responses to “ghislaine barthod 2005 chambolle-musigny”

  1. FiloBianco26th November 2007 at 2:17 pmPermalinkReply

    Guess what ? On Wine Sreacher PRo there are NO results for ANY 2005 Barthod wines…

    Power of the web…

  2. bill nanson26th November 2007 at 4:33 pmPermalinkReply

    See – I knew you wouldn’t really need to know that it’s not the greatest value wine 😉

  3. philip12th December 2009 at 7:09 amPermalinkReply

    if u do not enjoy barthod’s wine,i think u are not up to the standard for how to appreciate a real chambolle musigny!It can compare to mugnier and roumier,the only thing is she does not have any grand cru.

    • billn12th December 2009 at 9:50 amPermalinkReply

      I look forward to your constructive comments Philip, but next time, perhaps you can first read what I wrote… 😉

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