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 17 year old wine gift for an anniversary this year.

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2005 2005 Chateau Brane Cantenac

94 Points Robert Parker

"This is the finest Brane-Cantenac I have tasted in over thirty years. Unusually perfumed and already approachable
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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 Caronne St Gemme

The 2005 Caronne is a very impressive rustic style classic claret. it boasts a moderate peppery nose. Very tannic with spicy black fruits. Impressive on the palate with well-balanced with raspberry and a touch of black pepper and burnt toast.
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2005 Chateau Clos Haut Peyraguey

The 2005 Ch√Ęteau Clos Haut-Peyraguey has a slight chlorine-like aroma in the glass, married with vanilla pod, dried honey and apricot scents that gather pace with time.
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2005 Chateau Durfort Vivens

Black-red, really fine natural concentration, slightly smoky, tobacco-leaf nose, even a touch of iron, flavours already complex, masses of energy and grip alongside the deeply fragrant fruit.
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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 Lanessan

Lanessan's 2005 boasts an impressively saturated dark ruby/purple color, and knock-out aromatics of melted chocolate, asphalt, and cassis. Deep, rich,
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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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