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“2005 will benchmark vintages for a generation”

There is always hype of some kind associated with the launch of each new vintage – but comments like the one above are not the norm. That the comment came today from someone who has already largely pre-sold all their 2005’s is telling – even internally at the domaine they are carving up their remaining bottles; “If I give you three bottles of this, I want 3 bottles of that in return…” – there will be almost no showings of their 2005’s – instead they will move direct to 2006’s for customer days!

I will add more info as I visit the domaines this week…

2 responses to ““2005 will benchmark vintages for a generation””

  1. Tom Blach

    I’m sort of fed up with this now, and will be keeping my hands in my pockets. Certainly at the growers I particularly admire, the highly vaunted vintages are not the ones I most enjoy, so I shall wait.

  2. David Henry

    I picked up a couple of bottles of Georges Duboeuf’s 2005 Macon Villages Flower Label for $7.50 each to see if the fine 2005 vintage bestowed its blessings on this humble every-day bottling. In a nutshell, it is one of the best under $8.00 chardonays I have tasted for quite some time. I hope this is a sign of even better things to come.

    David Henry
    Milwaukee, WI

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