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2005 Domaine Ghislaine Barthod / Barthod-Noëllat Bourgogne Les Bons Bâtons

Pinot Noir

  • France
  • Burgundy
  • Bourgogne
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Community Tasting Notes 23

  • JohnMcIlwain Likes this wine:

    December 14, 2022 - File under, I-never-thought-I’d-say-it: Barthod that’s nearly ready and a 2005 to boot! Granted one doesn’t hear a lot about easy drinkin’ Barthod nor smooth examples of 2005 Côte d’Or reds, but I’ll be goddamned, this Bourgogne Les Bons Bâtons is quite tasty, given some air and some time on that decanter. The 05 Bons Bâtons has a pale ruby robe with some bricking. The nose is a bit fuhschtinkin’ on opening, with oxidative, rusty cherry compote dominating, yet the palate is succulent and redolent of sour cherry, red raspberry, and red currant flavors belying the nose. A quick decant off the sediment corrects things with the nose freshening up to reveal more red fruits, rose petal, and raspberry character. This is still has a bit left in the tank for a 17(!)-year-old Bourgogne, but Barthod is glacial in its maturation, so this jibes with the vintage and grower. That said, there’s enough verve and concentration here to shine with a fennel-crusted pork chop and Madeira glazed cippolini. I’ve got a couple more bottles of this and I’d be inclined to finish them off over the next 2-3 years.

  • IJC wrote:

    November 20, 2022 - Sadly, this bottle wasn't showing well - either a flawed bottle, or more likely (I fear), past it's best.

    As a consequence, not rated.

  • jeffreylubowski wrote: 89 points

    March 14, 2020 - Definitely impressed by the structure and depth of this for an AOC wine. Never would have guessed this wasn't at least village level. Deep black cherry fruit and burg earth. Still very much alive. However the acid was so high it was a bit distracting. More than a glass felt too much. Not sure if therefore this was a slightly off bottle. But the underlying quality was good.

  • IJC Likes this wine:

    September 21, 2019 - Delicious.
    Surprisingly powerful, dark, rich, and full flavored; chewy but resolved tannins, with plenty of fruit still present; wow.

    There may be 5 years of life remaining, for those fortunate enough to still have bottles remaining in their cellar. I do!!!

    Rated 2 on a scale of -1 to +3.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • skye wrote:

    May 13, 2018 - This is the drinking beautifully now. All the rough edges in previous bottles are gone. High pitched red berry fruit with a touch of violet on the backend.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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The World of Fine Wine

  • March 2007, Issue #15 (link)

    (Domaine Ghislaine Barthod / Barthod-Noëllat Bourgogne Les Bons Batons) Subscribe to see review text.

Burghound

  • By Allen Meadows
    1st Quarter, 2007, Issue #25 (link)

    (Domaine Barthod-Noëllat Bourgogne Les Bons Bâtons Red) Subscribe to see review text.

View From the Cellar

  • By John Gilman
    Nov/Dec 2006, Issue #6, The 2005 Burgundy Vintage : Great Reds and Pleasant Whites

    (Ghislaine Barthod Bourgogne “Bons Batons”) Subscribe to see review text.

Rockss and Fruit

  • By Lyle Fass
    12/6/2007 (link)

    (Ghilslaine Barthod Bourgogne Rouge "Les Bons Batons") Acid-driven, tart and hot and never really came together over the next four days. Too minerally and not enough fruit. I love Barthod, but don't get me wrong, this was a clunker of an '05. It was long on the finish but that neccesarily was not a good thing for this wine. I have one more bottle which I'll forget about for five years and see where that takes me. Hopefully some place better than the previous bottle.

Burgundy-Report

  • By Bill Nanson
    11/1/2007 (link)

    (Barthod Ghislaine Bourgogne Rouge) 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.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Domaine Ghislaine Barthod / Barthod-Noëllat
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Les Bons Bâtons
  • Country France
  • Region Burgundy
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Bourgogne

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 6 (2%)
  • In Cellars 106 (37%)
  • Consumed 178 (61%)

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