Burgundy 2005 Vintage

Red : EXCEPTIONAL

White : AVERAGE

A great vintage for the reds which have excellent concentration and power with a solid structure for good long-term aging. Some caution is advised when opening the 2005s as many were shutdown as late as 2017. Premier and Grand Crus should be opened after 2020.
Whites are much less successful than reds with many being too rich and lacking the solid structure of classic white Burgundies

When to Drink Burgundy 2005

RED
ClassificationDrinking Window
Bourgogne
Past the drinking window. Wine may have lost freshness and fruit but if well stored and from a high quality producer could still be enjoyable.
Village
Likely just beyond its peak - wine may have lost some freshness and assumed a more aged quality
Premier Cru NOW - 2022
Wine is likely at its peak now
Grand Cru NOW - 2032
WHITE
ClassificationDrinking Window
Bourgogne
Past the drinking window. Wine may have lost freshness and fruit but if well stored and from a high quality producer could still be enjoyable.
Village
Past the drinking window. Wine may have lost freshness and fruit but if well stored and from a high quality producer could still be enjoyable.
Premier Cru
Likely just beyond its peak - wine may have lost some freshness and assumed a more aged quality
Grand Cru Drink Now