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  • Jancis Robinson
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  • Jancis Robinson
19 Jan 2007

See 2005 Burgundy - a sizzling market and my overview of what made the wines taste the way they do.

Our collection of well over 1,300 tasting notes on the 2005 burgundies, red and white, is our biggest vintage survey ever – even though since Burgundy is so complex with hundreds of producers, many producing dozens of wines, it is not of course exhaustive.


The notes are based on about 20 extensive tastings in London, mainly last week but also in September and November, and the week I spent tasting in growers' cellars in Burgundy in early December. (It was notable, incidentally, that in the cases where I tasted the same wine both in December and January, the wines tended to taste better in the cellars in December. Partly doubtless because the samples were so fresh, but also probably because the wines are in the process of slowly closing down from their super-fruity infant state.)


Because there are so many tasting notes, presented by producer with whites before reds within producer, we have published them in seven different tranches, each with the same explanatory introduction. Here's how to find your way round.


Burgundy 2005 tasting notes – A-B

Burgundy 2005 tasting notes - C-D

Burgundy 2005 tasting notes – E-G

Burgundy 2005 tasting notes – H-K

Burgundy 2005 tasting notes - L

Burgundy 2005 tasting notes – M-Q

Burgundy 2005 tasting notes – R-Z


We will of course do our best to get these notes into the tasting notes search database as soon as possible so that you can search them by appellation, colour, rank (you could put Grand Cru or Premier Cru in the search box) and minimum score but this will take a little time.


Keeping cool with 2005 burgundies (Free for all, 29 Aug 2015)

Burgundy 2005s revisited (Tasting Articles, 27 Aug 2015)

Burgundy 2005 - a sizzling market (Free for all, 27 Aug 2015)

2005 revisited (Free for all, 1 Nov 2008)

More 2005 burgundy tasting notes (Tasting Articles, 15 Mar 2007)

A chance to taste some more 2005 burgundy (Inside Information, 27 Feb 2007)

2005 burgundies - top producers (Tasting Articles, 12 Feb 2007)

 2005 burgundies - my top wines (Tasting Articles, 12 Feb 2007)

Burgundy 2005 - background to the vintage (Tasting Articles, 27 Jan 2007)

Tips on buying 2005 burgundies (Inside Information, 18 Jan 2007)

Where to buy 2005 burgundy in the UK (Free for all, 15 Jan 2007)

Burgundy 2005 continued - from the London tastings (Don't quote me, 10 Jan 2007)

Darviot Perrin and Robert Arnoux 2005 Bourgogne Rouge (Wines of the Week, 9 Jan 2007)

Domaine Leflaive's 2005s (Inside Information, 21 Dec 2006)