Wine and Port

2005 Wine and Port

2005 Wine Vintage Report

2005 Italian :

2005 Piedmont: Reduced crop of decent but unremarkable wines for medium term drinking. 2005 Tuscany: Grapes had to be picked before the rain really set in if decent wine was to be made.

2005 Bordeaux :

2005 Bordeaux Wine: An outstanding vintage that produced wines that are rich in substance, flavour and tannin, and most have good acidity. The 2005 wine vintage produced great wines, 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.

2005 Vintage Port :

2005 Port Vintage: This year produced a high quality harvest in the Douro region that has given rise to some outstanding single quinta vintage ports. 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.

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2005 Brunello di Montalcino

Brunello de Montalcino is one of Italys most famous and most expensive red wines. It is produced in the vineyards surrounding the town of Montalcino located about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Florence in the Tuscany wine region.
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2005 Chateau Branaire-Ducru

*** 95 Points - Robert Parker ***

From the classic 2005 vintage this is one of the greatest Chateau Branaire-Ducru's bottled and a flamboyant and expressive example of St Julien.
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2005 Chateau Croizet Bages

From the outstanding 2005 vintage the Croizet Bages is a dark ruby-hued 2005. The Croizet Bages reveals a moderately intense nose of cedar, roasted herbs, sweet cherry and currant fruit, damp earth, and fresh mushrooms.
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2005 Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild

*** 93 points - Robert Parker ***

"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 Jean Faure

This is a world-class Bordeaux red from Saint-Emilion. Its class is hinted at by the fact that close neighbours include the illustrious Châteaux of Cheval Blanc, Conseillante and Figeac.
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2005 Chateau Kirwan

90+ Points Robert Parker

"A third-growth, this intense, powerful and concentrated wine should play to its strengths in a vintage such as 2005, with its enormous tannin and density.
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2005 Chateau Laforge

*** 93 Points - Robert parker ***

"From another of the properties of cult/boutique winemaker Jonathan Malthus, the 2005 Laforge is largely dominated by its unfiltered, old vine Merlot component.
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2005 Chateau Picard

Frome the outstanding 2005 vintage, the 2005 Picard has a very interesting nose of tobacco, cedar, spice and fruit. The palate stands up with high acidity and forest-floor notes.
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2005 Chateau Tertre Daugay

92 Points - Wine Spectator

Good medium ruby. Lively aromas of wild blackberry, minerals and violet (this has 40% cabernet franc); smells austere. Then sweet, bright and penetrating, with lovely energy and minerality to the dark berry flavors.
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