Grand Vin De Bordeaux
The 2005 Ambassade de Sauternes is a bright gold colour. Perfectly balanced. Not sweet, and yet explosively sweet with flavors of fresh nectarine, scents of jasmine and honeysuckle. The sweetness pours out of the freshness, so it's impossible to taste them apart. The flavors last, perhaps because it's the kind of wine you'll want to roll around in your mouth over and over.
Price: £17.95 (7 in Stock)
Presented in a wooden case
The Burmester colheita ports are classic wines of exceptional quality and elegance. Burmester is a Port Wine brand with centuries of history in producing some of the best Ports.Their 2005 barrel aged single harvest port offers a complex nose with raisins, dried prunes and hazelnut notes. Full-bodied with a great balance, a smooth palate that reflects the nose and a fine long length.
Price: £32.95 (41 in Stock)
St Julien, 4th Growth Classification
*** 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. Highly rated by the critics and for good reason. The wine is structured and rich, full bodied and harmonic.
The wine is still young and will drink best after 2020.
Robert Parker- 95 Points
"As usual, the 2005 Branaire-Ducru is one of the more distinctive wines of St.-Julien. Proprietor Patrick Maroteaux has turned out another classic. While not as opulent or fleshy as the 2003, and it remains to be seen if it will eclipse the 2000, …
Price: £99.00 (8 in Stock)
St Emilion Grand Cru Classe
The 2005 Corbin Michotte is immediately delicious with its licorice, black fruit and spice combo, this is a rich wine, hedonistic almost, soft in structure. There is no further aging needed here, for with its softness and super-ripeness, this needs to be drunk—and with pleasure.
Chateau Corbin Michotte is owned by Jean-Noel Boidron. It is a small estate with an area measuring 6 hectares. The grape varieties include 65% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Franc and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon. The density of plantation is 5,865 vines per hectare and the wines produced are Chateau Corbin Michotte with an annual production of 37, …
Price: £59.95 (10 in Stock)
Pauillac 4th Growth Classification
*** 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. Offering broad, expansive, supple and silky tannin as well as loads of Asian plum sauce, blackcurrants, and sweet cherries, this wine is seductive, medium to full-bodied, and luscious. This successful effort from the Rothschilds should continue to drink well for at least another two decades.e robert parker.
Price: £94.95 (3 in Stock)
Margaux 3rd Growth Classification
The 2005 Chateau Ferriere is now in its optimum drinking window. The smallest property of all the Cru Classs, this little-known estate has become one of the best kept secrets in the Medoc. This is partly down to the fact that it was, until very recently, distributed exclusively in France. With its high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon this is reminiscent of a mini-Ch. Margaux in style. It has excellent concentration and is quite masculine for a Margaux yet polished.
Price: £58.00 (8 in Stock)
Sauternes HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl
The 2005 Guiraud is very tight on the nose, taking time to unfurl, with notes of apricot, peach, a touch of honeysuckle and quince. Good definition. The palate is impressive. tightly coiled, honeyed fruit, very fine acidity, linear at first then fanning out across the finish with notes of dried apricot, nectarine, a touch of almond and a faint hint of spice. With good length and unctuous on the finish, this Guiraud is impossible to ignore. Drink from 2015 to 2030+
Price: £29.00 (12 in Stock)
Cru Bourgeois, St Estephe
The 2005 le Boscq has a nice red fruit and sweet tobacco nose. It has a great palate, fruity, tannic well-balanced. This is an excellent Cru Bourgeois from an excellent vintage - a slight hint of green/herb that is just enough to add interest to the whole, and ensure a continued evolution of complexity.
Price: £54.95 (8 in Stock)
Margaux 3rd Growth Classification
The 2005 Marquis d'Alsme Becker is pouring deep brick red, the delicate aroma of dark forest fruit tells you that you have a Margaux in your hand. Full bodied, but not heavy, this is a complex blend of grapes and flavours that has nothing going against it. Not as harsh as some Margaux’s are, this wine needs to be savoured in the mouth to explore its full taste.
Price: £39.95 (5 in Stock)
St Estephe 2me Cru Classe
2005 Chateau Montrose
97/100 Neal Martin, Vinous Table (vinous.com), July 2018
The 2005 Montrose replicated previous showings of that formidable wine. The bouquet is backward and here exuding more black fruit than previous bottles, rendering it more akin to the 2010 Montrose. With aeration those telltale scents of pencil lead emerge, although this bottle shows a touch more brine. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, a Montrose with huge backbone, solid to the point of being obdurate. Yet that would be overlooking the poise and delineation of this Montrose, the manner in which it gathers momentum towards the grippy finish.
Price: £145.00 (8 in Stock)