Abbona - Marziano Abbona - Rinaldi
The 2005 Barbera d'Alba is a wine of prestige, rich colours that refer generally to the ruby purple, just what clothes cardinals; the bouquet is ample and composite, with fruity notes of blackberry, cherry, strawberry and red fruit jam and spicy aromas reminiscent of cinnamon, vanilla, green pepper.
Price: £29.00 (3 in Stock)
Colheita/Single Harvest Port
This 2005 Colheita Port Wine is considered one of 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 (12 in Stock)
Pinot Noir "Signature" Maison Champy, Beaune
This 2005 Pinot Noir red wine is ageing nicely. Game, red cherry, almost savoury on the palette. Good red cherry finish, slightly dry.
Price: £29.95 (6 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 (50 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 (12 in Stock)
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.
Price: £59.00 (7 in Stock)
Margaux, 3rd Growth Classification
91 Points - Parker
"This forward-styled 2005 possesses a dense ruby/purple color in addition to a big, sweet bouquet of roasted herbs, fudge, espresso, figs, and cherry jam. Opulent, even decadent, with low acidity, but high glycerin and fruit extract as well as a flamboyant fleshiness, this is a stunningly impressive, hedonistic, savory Margaux to enjoy between 2010-2025." Parker, Wine Advocate
Price: £79.95 (11 in Stock)
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 Franc and Petit Verdot, the wine’s dense plum/purple colour is followed by smoky aromas of incense, blue fruits as well as black currants, cedar, and a hint of dried herbs. Medium-bodied, moderately tannic, savoury, and concentrated.
Price: £49.95 (6 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 (10 in Stock)
This wine from the outstanding 2005 vintage has deep red colour with crimson highlights. After swirling, the nose opens up to beautiful ripe red and black fruit underscored by fine-grained wood. Full attack, medium body, great balance. A classic, well-made Médoc, already showing great persistency.*Gilbert & Gaillard 2010*
Price: £42.95 (3 in Stock)