2005
Wine and Port

2005 Wine and Port

2005 Wine Vintage Report

2005 Vintage Port :

2005 produced a high quality harvest in the Douro region that has given rise to some outstanding Single Quinta port wines. The big producers did not declare the vintage and concentrated on producing Single Quinta ports from selected vineyards. The 2005 vintage ports are generally built for early consumption; the wines are already approachable but would benefit from further cellaring.

2005 Italian :

In Tuscany and Piedmont climate conditions were erratic, with many producers saying 2005 had been a tough and difficult vintage. These tough weather conditions often mean that only the best producers get the best results; the best wines will be Brunello, Barolo or Barbaresco.

2005 Bordeaux :

2005 was an outstanding vintage in Bordeaux, one that produced wines that are rich in substance, flavour and tannin, and from which most have good acidity. 2005 Bordeaux wines were built in many cases for the long haul. The flavours are fresh and certainly cool climate in style, despite the character of the vintage; many show delightfully lively cranberry, redcurrant, red cherry and crunchy blackcurrant leaf character, and yet have a depth, substance and richness. These would make a great 14 year old wine gift for an anniversary this year.

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2005 Cannonau Di Sardegna

The Cannonau (also known as Cannonao, Cannonadu or Canunau) is the most popular wine from the island of Sardinia. It's mostly produced in the centre of Sardinia, even if we can find production of this famous wine in all the island.
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2005 Chardonnay (Italy)

A full straw yellow with beautifully bold and consistent golden hues. The bouquet is accompanied by tropical fruits with delicate hints of pineapple, passion fruit and banana, but with an enchanting base of citrus.
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2005 Chateau Bel Air la Perponcher

The 2005 Bel Air la Perponcher is a good quality mature eBordeaux from a very good vintage that is drinking well now. It has attractive notes of sweet currant and strawberry fruit.
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2005 Chateau Cissac

*** 16/20 - Jancis Robinson ***

Tasting Note
A full flavoured, reliable, robust and balanced Cru Bourgeois showing classic Bordeaux notes of cedar and tobacco.
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2005 Chateau d'Angludet

*** 17/20 - Jancis Robinson ***
Still very youthful. Loads of sumptuous primary fruit. Structure is compact and dense - almost austere. Complete, satisfying and ageworthy.
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2005 Chateau d'Armailhac

D’Armailhac’s 2005 offers notes of cedar wood, forest floor, black and red currants, spice box and earth. It is medium-bodied, relatively soft for a 2005, and best drunk over the next 12-15 years.
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2005 Chateau de Sales

This Jeroboam of Chateau de Sales from the outstanding 2005 vintage would make he centrepiece of any celebration.

Chateau de Sales is Pomerol's largest vineyard, and produces this well-rounded, approachable and early-maturing wine.
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2005 Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild

*** 93 points - Robert Parker ***

Reviews
"This property, which has benefitted enormously from tremendous investments from the Rothschild family that owns Lafite, has turned out a dense purple-colored wine in 2005.
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2005 Chateau le Boscq

The 2005 le Boscq has a nice red fruit and sweet tobacco nose. It has a great palate, fruity, tannic well-balanced. This is an excellent Cru Bourgeois
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