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 Chateau Cantemerle

This bordeaux has bags of fruit, tannin and acidity, all tied up in an impeccably-balanced, polished package. Sweet cassis fruit is accompanied by a spicy edge and a long, fresh lift.
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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 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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2005 Chateau Yquem

*** 97 Points - e robert Parker ***

the 2005 Chateau d’Yquem delivers a similar performance as last year. Lucid in colour, the bouquet i
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2005 Les Hauts De Pez

The Les Hauts de Pez from the outstanding 2005 Bordeaux vintage has a dark ruby hue with a nose of crushed blackberries, menthol, pencil shavings and minerality.
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