Wine and Spirits

Keeping cool with 2005 burgundies –

A version of this article is also published by the Financial Times. I took this picture of Beaune’s famous Hôtel Dieu during a tour of it the evening after my Nuits tasting. I would rather have liked a lie down on one of the beds in the Hospices de Beaune (no longer used for nursing the sick; a modern hospital does the job instead) photographed below. See full tasting notes with maturity ratings in Burgundy 2005s revisited.

For obvious reasons, I am always very grateful to members of But never more so than when in late July I left the torrid atmosphere of the wine town Beaune behind for the air-conditioned pleasures of the tasting room of the Bureau Interprofessionnel des Vins de Bourgogne, there to stick my nose into 64 reds from the glorious 2005 vintage.

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