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The Times

Published:  23 July, 2008

There is no getting away from the 2005 Burgundy. JANE MacQUITTY says that for once, the Burgundian wine merchants' hype could be justified. Indeed, such was the hype that even David Blunkett and his guide dog turned up for the former Home Secretary's wine-buying syndicate. She considers the 2005 vintage to be a great red Burgundy vintage from top to bottom, though overall the whites are not in the same league, with dilution and a lack of spine-tingling acidity and minerality'. Every dog has its day, she observes, and I'll bet David Blunkett's salivated over the tasting as much as I did.'