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2000 Burmester Vintage Port , 2005

Vintage Port

The 2005 Burmester Vintage Port has come from the Burmester Cellars in Porto where it was cellared until purchased by us.

The 2005 Burmester Vintage Port is beautifully ripe red and dark berry fruits and violets in the nose and the mouth. Pleasantly sweet and smooth. Good acidity and fine tannins at this early stage. Medium bodied and a lovely Port wine. Outstanding.

Price: £49.95 (120 in Stock)

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Ambassade de Sauternes , 2005

Grand Vin De Bordeaux
Half-bottle 37.5cl

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 (2 in Stock)

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Burmester Port , 2005

Colheita Port
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 (34 in Stock)

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Chateau Batailley, 2005

Pauillac, 5th Growth Classification

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. Black cherry and ripe plum along with a restrained note of blackcurrant form the bulk of the bouquet of this lovely Pauillac, although subtle oak notes of cedar and toast are also present and well integrated. Good, long finish.
Once in the mouth, this 2005 Chateau Batailley Grand Cru Classe Pauillac is dry, with a high level of acidity and tannin that look to make this wine suitable for prolonged ageing.

Price: £69.00 (12 in Stock)

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Chateau Beychevelle, 2005

St Julien 4me cru classe

*** 90 Points (Outstanding) Robert parker ***

Reviews
"The quintessentially elegant yet powerful 2005 may be the finest Beychevelle made since 1982. Its opaque ruby/purple color and sweet nose of camphor, blueberries, black currants, flowers, and crushed rocks precede a lovely, sweet, rich wine with zesty acidity delineating its medium to full-bodied personality, laser-like precision, and impressive purity and length. While this estate often does not live up to its pedigree, the 2005 is the real deal. Anticipated maturity: 2014-2025+." Parker Wine Advocate 2007

Price: £119.00 (6 in Stock)

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Chateau Branaire-Ducru , 2005

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 (2 in Stock)

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Chateau Cardinal-Villemaurine , 2005

St Emilion Grande Cru

The 2005 Cardinal-Villemaurine is rich full- bodied with smooth tannins. Villemaurine is best enjoyed in the first 5-20 years of life.
Look out for deposits, decanting, just enough to remove the sediment leave for an hour will sofen the tanins even more.
Oaked but not in your face, black berry, plummy scents, the wine is fleshy, ripe, fresh, concentrated, plummy and easy to drink

Price: £49.95 (1 in Stock)

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Chateau Ferriere, 2005

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 (3 in Stock)

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Chateau Guiraud, 2005

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 (8 in Stock)

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Chateau Lascombes, 2005

Margaux 2nd Growth Classification

Reviews for 2005 Chateau Lascombes
Spicy oak, earth and cedar wood jump from the glass of this fruity, medium-bodied wine. It is not showing quite the density I would have expected, but it is still well-endowed and more evolved than some of the top efforts from the Margaux appellation. It has a dark, ruby/plum color, a slightly narrow finish, and less intensity than I remember. For whatever reason, this didn’t jump out of the horizontal tasting of the appellation of Margaux in 2005. Moreover, I loved this wine from barrel and post-bottling. Score: 88+ Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (219), June

Price: £119.00 (5 in Stock)

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