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barthod 2005 bourgogne rouge

barthod bourgogne

2005 Barthod, Bourgogne Rouge try to find this wine...
Medium, medium-plus cherry-red. Slightly volatile and high-toned, but these notes mainly disappear with swirling to leave a deeper, cream-edged base – it’s then quite impressive. Fresh in the mouth, dense and slightly furry with very good fruit that follows through into the finish. Very impressive – average 2004 villages quality here – but I’d still mainly drink over the next 2-3 years.
Rebuy – Yes

PS Unlike the Chambolle, this wine still shows a high level of value…

16 responses to “barthod 2005 bourgogne rouge”

  1. dwdj

    By no means direct comment on Barthod but I’m getting very little fun out of any 05s at the moment. Some 05 Digioia-Royers openened recently ranged from backward to darn-right worrying. I’d be very interested in your take if you’ve picked any of these up?

  2. Mark Palmer


    Thanks for the note. I’m just a little surprised by your conclusion that this is a wine for drinking over the next two or three years. We’ve recently tasted the 90 and 99 (reasonably comparable vintages I’d have thought)here at various offlines and dinners and both were still going strong. The 99 is still a little on the young side and the 90 perhaps might have been a little too old, but my point is that the producer generally makes a style that demands and repays ageing even at this level. Why should this be any different in 2005? Or is this just a case of different strokes for different folks?

    BTW I have a case of this so am more than just academically interested….

  3. Mark Palmer


    Now it just sounds delicious…

    I might well take your advice, as it looks like there is going to be a dearth of early drinking 2005’s.

  4. Eric

    How does the 04 compare with the o5 Bourgogne? I liked the 03 a lot but sold out and 05 is not in the market yet. Should I wait?

  5. Spenser Hilliard

    Hi Eric,
    I had the 2004 in magnum last Friday. It is delicious, delicate, fragrant and drinking very well at the moment. Where else can you get Burgundy of this class, at this price? I bought more on Monday to keep me going until the 2005 arrives.
    I plan to drink the next magnum on boxing day.

  6. Spenser Hilliard

    I bought the 2004 magnums from Justerini and Brooks.

  7. Eric

    thanks Spencer! I ‘ll fetch a few from my local wine store then before the 05 is in stock.

    Lately I bought a lot of the 03 Bourgogne, Bertagna recommended by Bill and all my friends like this one a lot!

  8. John M

    Just this last weekend 2-10-08 I opened a bottle of 05 Arnoux Chamboll A/C and a bottle of the Dujac chambolle-musigny A/C. Bothe were in the $50 range hear in the US.

    It was interesting to compair styles of the two producers but I must say on the second day the Arnoux 05 chambolle was the best young chambolle village wine I ever tasted. The first day was tight but after 24 hours in the refigrator after being opened up it was beautiful. Arnoux did a fabulous job with his 2005 reds but I will probally not open another one for five years. Just top notch quality hear.

    The 05 Dujac was also good but in a more new world style with bigger friut. The Arnoux chambolle was more classic and percise with excellent balance. Still thinking about it now as I am writting this.


  9. Wolfgang


    I am just drinking this right now. This is great stuff! Wondefull! To me seems like a reference for a “generique” Bourgogne Rouge.
    Outstanding for its level!!!! Where can I get more of this?


  10. Wolfgang

    Thanks Bill,

    unfortunately I only get US results and I am living in Germany. Found a source for the 99 Bourgogne at around €12. Do you think it is still good?


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