Wine and Port

2005 Wine and Port

2005 Wine Vintage Report

2005 Vintage Port :

The 2005 Port Vintage was not widely declared but, nevertheless produced some excellent ports. The big producers did not declare the vintage and concentrated on producing Single Quinta ports from selected vineyards. Some smaller producers did declare 2005. The 2005 vintage ports 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 16 year old wine gift for an anniversary this year.

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2005 Bahans Haut Brion

93 Points - Robert Parker
An absolutely sensational second wine from Haut-Brion, the 2005 Bahans Haut-Brion displays all the smoke, gravel and chocolate notes along with ripe black fruits.
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2005 Chateau Gruaud Larose

A 2005 Chateau Gruaud Larose Red Wine
*** 91 Points - Wine Journal ***

"This is an impressive showing for Gruaud-Larose under blind conditions. I
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2005 Chateau Lascombes

Reviews for 2005 Chateau Lascombes
Spicy oak, earth and cedar wood jump from the glass of this fruity, medium-bodied wine. It is not showing quite th
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2005 Chateau Lynch-Bages

94+ points (Wine Journal)
91 points (Parker)

Reviews. "This outstanding effort is slightly lighter, more streamlined and delicate than followers of Lynch Bages have come to expect after such great vintages as 1982, 1989, 1990, 1996, and 2000.
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2005 Kopke Port

“A truly harmonious VP and the best young Kopke VP I’ve ever tasted.,” Roy Hersh. “Dark opaque purple consisting of 50% Touriga Nacional and 50% old vine field blends (average of 40 years) from the Douro Superior.
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2005 Chateau Clerc Milon Rothschild

2005 Chateau Clerc Milon

The grapes were harvested between 21 September and 6 October in conditions that may be described as ideal. Although the a
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2005 Chateau Garraud

This red wine from the fabulous 2005 vintage comes from the famous Bordeaux region in France. On the nose it displays aromas of dark cherry, leather, anise and graphite.
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2005 Chateau Guiraud

The 2005 Guiraud is very tight on the nose, taking time to unfurl, with notes of apricot, peach, a touch of honeysuckle and quince. Good definition. The palate is impressive.
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2005 Chateau Rauzan Gassies

A wonderful 2005 vintage Bordeaux wine from Chateau Rauzan Gassies. Beautiful bouquet with red and dark berries, some earth, cigar box and a pleasant touch of barnyard.
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