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 14 year old wine gift for an anniversary this year.

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2005 2005 Bordeaux Red Wine Double Gift Box

Two bottles of beautifully mature 2005 Bordeaux red wine presented in a Double Gift Box with 8 Accessories.

The 2005 Bel Air la Perponcher is a good quality mature Bordeaux from a very good vintage that is drinking well now.
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2005 Barbera d'Alba

Barbera d'Alba is a wine of prestige, rich colors that refer generally to the ruby purple, just what clothes cardinals; the bouquet is ample and compo
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2005 Chateau Batailley

On the nose, this 2005 Chateau Batailley Grand Cru Classe is clean, pronounced and black fruit-led. As we may expect from a “left bank” wine that is 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, it is the characteristics of this grape that lead.
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2005 Chateau Beaumont

This large estate has produced a blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon and 46% Merlot and the rest Petit Verdot offering up notes of roasted herbs and licorice, red and black currants.
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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 Haut Bergey

Excellent value Bordeaux of this age. As one might expect, not over the top, but a solid enjoyable wine. Still deep red colour. Tobacco nose. Some fruit still left, however cedar and mint dominate the taste.
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2005 Chateau Labegorce-Zede

The 2005 is one of the finest efforts from this property in over twenty years. A blend of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Fr
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