Red Burgundy 2005: vintage preview - All wines

The 2005 was an exceptional vintage, especially in the Côte de Nuits where the Pinot grapes were harvested in perfect condition. Many winemakers comment on the unrivalled harmony of these red wines, the sensual texture thanks to extraordinarily ripe, embedded tannins, and a rare and wonderful mix of richness and freshness on the palate. Even at the generic level, the quality is unmistakable, and the best value for money is in the region's minor wines. Some wines will be ready to drink from as early as 2008, but don't be seduced into drinking the top village, premier cru and grand cru wines too early. Higher level wines will benefit from at least 10 years bottle age to develop further complexity. For a full review of the Red Burgundy 2005 vintage, see the March issue of Decanter magazine. (Tasting notes by Steven Spurrier, Stephen Brooks and Sarah Marsh)

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Echezeaux, Domaine Mugneret-Gibourg

Domaines Mugneret-Gibourg/Georges Mugneret [Vosne-Romanee] France Burgundy 2005

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru, les Saint-Georges, Domaine Henri Gouges

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Clos Saint-Denis, Domaine Dujac

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru, les Amoureuses, Maison Joseph Drouhin

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru, les Amoureuses, Domaine Georges & Christophe Roumier

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Richebourg, Domaine Jean Grivot

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Gevrey-Chambertin 1er Cru, Lavaux Saint Jacques, Domaine Denis Mortet

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Corton-les Marechaudes, Domaine Chandon de Briailles

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Vosne-Romanee 1er Cru, Clos des Reas, Monopole Michel Gros

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Volnay 1er Cru, Caillerets, Nicolas Rossignol-Jeanniard

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Gevrey-Chambertin, Domaine Fourrier

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Vosne-Romanee, les Bossieres, Domaine Jean Grivot

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Gevrey-Chambertin, Domaine Armand Rousseau

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Marsannay, Champs Perdrix, Domaine Vincent Geantet-Pansiot

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Le Corton, Bouchard Pere & Fils

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Clos des Lambrays, Domaine des Lambrays

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Nuits-Saint-Georges 1er Cru, les Saint-Georges, Domaine Robert Chevillon

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru, la Dominode, Domaine Bruno Clair

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Gevrey-Chambertin, Mes Cinq Terroirs, Domaine Denis Mortet

Domaine Denis Mortet [Gevrey-Chambertin] France Burgundy 2005

Volnay, Vieilles Vignes, Nicolas Potel

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Bourgogne, Pinot Noir, Vieilles Vignes, Maison Albert Bichot

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Bourgogne Pinot Noir, Signature, Champy

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Savigny-les-Beaune 1er Cru, les Narbantons, Domaine Jean-Jacques Girard

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Bourgogne rouge, les Perrieres, Domaine Simon Bize

Domaine Simon Bize et Fils [Savigny-les-Beaune] France Burgundy 2005