2005
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 Batailley

Review:

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 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 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 de la Riviere

This wine from the outstanding 2005 vintage is drinking well. The Fronsac appelation delivered what was promised: an old school wine experience with a real sense of place.
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2005 Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild

*** 93 points - Robert Parker ***


Reviews
"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 Laforge

*** 93 Points - Robert parker ***

Reviews
"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 Lieujean

This wine from the outstanding 2005 vintage is a textbook Bordeaux. Dusty currant fruit. Medium body. Tannins are prominent but controlled and refined.
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2005 Chateau Liversan

Extraordinary quality and value in this excellent 2005. Maturity adds complexity and notes of spice to the silky, seductive black fruit flavours.
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