2005
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2005 Fladgate Port Duo

A bottle of Fonseca Panascal and a bottle of Taylor's Vargellas vintage ports. (2x75cl bottles presented in a double dark mocha leather effect box).

A lovely gift set of two bottles of fine 2005 Vintage Port. Ready to drink now or hold for a few more years.

Tasting Notes:

2005 Fonseca Panascal Single Quinta Vintage Port
***91 Points - Wine Enthusiast ***
***90 Points - Wine Spectator ***

From the very good 2005 vintage the Fonseca Panascal offers an opaque purple black with a narrow magenta rim. The nose is rich and exuberant, brimming with dark, seductive blackberry and cassis aromas laced with liquorice and treacle. The round, luscious palate follows through with a dense jammy infusion of wild berries and a mouthful of velvety tannins.

Price: £79.95 (6 in Stock)

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2005 Taylor's Gift Set

2005 Taylor's Vargellas & Taylor's Terra Feita (2x75cl) -In 2-bottle Taylor's Luxury Card Gift Box with Spiegelau glasses

A lovely selection of two of Taylor's best vineyards, the Quinta de Vargellas and the Quinta de Terra Feita from the very good 2005 port vintage. Both bottles are beautifully enclosed in a luxury Taylor' box with 2 spiegelau glasses as illustrated.

SCORES & TASTING NOTES

2005 Taylor's Quinta De Vargellas
*** 92 points Neil Martin ***
"A deep black/opaque hue. A very pure, well-defined nose of black cherries, cassis and plum with a certain “coolness” about it. The palate is full-bodied but for me just lacking a little definition and tension. But very pure again with notes of plum, liquorice, a hint of black pepper and quite a fleshy, supple finish.

Price: £85.00 (3 in Stock)

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Barbaresco, 2005

Pio Cesare

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of Italy's north-western Piedmont region. This aristocratic red has its vineyards situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso. The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo. Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world.

Price: £79.00 (1 in Stock)

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Barros Port, 2005

Colheita/Single Harvest Port

Considered the great nectars of Barros's House, the Colheita is distinguished by its aromatic exuberance marked by the strength of the sweet-scented dried fruit and spices. In the mouth, the silky and elegant texture stands out.

Price: £26.95 (18 in Stock)

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Barros Port, 2005

Colheita/Single Harvest Port CASE OF 6x75cl

Considered the great nectars of Barros's House, the Colheita is distinguished by its aromatic exuberance marked by the strength of the sweet-scented dried fruit and spices. In the mouth, the silky and elegant texture stands out.

Price: £150.00 (2 in Stock)

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Bollinger, 2005

La Grande Annee Champagne (Comes in Original Bollinger gift Box)

Grande Annee, the name, signifies that Bollinger's vintage champagne is only released during 'great' years.

The Grande Annee blend comes only from a particularly fine harvest. When such a harvest occurs the House selects its best wines, cru by cru and grape variety by grape variety - the key to the particular year. Each wine is individually fermented in oak casks prior to blending. On average, the blend is composed of 65% pinot noir and 35% chardonnay.

Reviews
Forward aromas of flowers, toast and autolysis compete for attention on the delightful bouquet. There’s huge power on the dense,

Price: £99.95 (1 in Stock)

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Burmester Port , 2005

Colheita Port in wooden case.

We are delighted to offer a UK exclusive on Burmester Colheita Ports.

The 2005 Colheita has a Complex nose with dark berries, cress and coffee. It is full-bodied and rich with great balance. It shows a smooth palate that reflects the nose. Very good length.

The 2005 Burmester Colheita Port is a classic wine of exceptional quality and elegance. The Port is made from a single harvest (a "Vintage Tawny") and aged in small 550-litre oak barrels in their Vila Nova de Gaia Cellars. It is bottled at least seven years after the harvest.

Price: £32.95 (53 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: £54.95 (4 in Stock)

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Chateau Cantemerle, 2005

Haut Medoc 5me Cru Classe

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.

Price: £39.00 (9 in Stock)

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Chateau d'Armailhac, 2005

Pauillac, 5th Growth classification

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. Drink 2015-2025.

Score: 90 Robert Parker, Wine Advocate (219), June 2015
This powerful, tannic, structured effort from Mouton-Rothschild’s stable is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by an earthy nose dominated by black currants and toasty, smoky oak. Medium to full-bodied with relatively high tannin,

Price: £59.00 (22 in Stock)

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