Pauillac, 5th Growth classification
Chateau d'Armailhac was formerly known as Mouton-Baronne-Philippe until 1989. The 2005 has rich, dark dried fruits and floral hints on the nose. The wine has a delicious palate of surprising depth and intensity. Fresh acidity and excellent concentration of wild berry fruits contributes to the energy of this wine, while the Pauillac earthiness just adds another element to the wine's exuberant character
Price: £99.00 (12 in Stock)
St Julien 2me Cru Classe
A 2005 Chateau Gruaud Larose Red Wine
*** 91 Points - Wine Journal ***
"This is an impressive showing for Gruaud-Larose under blind conditions. It has a reserved, cedar, leafy nose with good definition and poise with good lift – very Pauillac in style with the Cabernet driving it along. The palate is full-bodied, very well balanced with good acidity. Firm tannins, ripe and elegant, very well poised on the briary finish. Charming. Tasted January 2010." Neil Martin, Wine Journal.
Price: £99.00 (3 in Stock)
Hortevie is a quality Bordeaux vineyard, located across the road from Ducru-Beaucaillou, who now own it and have added extra polish and finesse. Hortevie is a consistent, forward yet age-worthy claret. Some of Saint-Julien’s typical cedary character has emerged to add intrigue to the long, satisfying finish. The wine was made by Bruno Borie at Ducru-Beaucaillou.
Price: £38.50 (6 in Stock)
Margaux 3me Cru Classe
90+ Points Robert Parker
"A third-growth, this intense, powerful and concentrated wine should play to its strengths in a vintage such as 2005, with its enormous tannin and density. This is one of the more backward of the 2005s, quite masculine, tannic and bold, with a deep ruby/purple color, lots of spice, a touch of wood and new oak as well as a medium to full-bodied, rather backward, tannic mouthfeel. It’s all there, and the wine certainly has plenty of concentration, but it needs another 3-5 years of cellaring. It should drink well for at least a quarter of a century." Robert Parker 2013.
Price: £89.95 (11 in Stock)
Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois
Lanessan's 2005 boasts an impressively saturated dark ruby/purple color, and knock-out aromatics of melted chocolate, asphalt, and cassis. Deep, rich, and medium-bodied, with excellent concentration and purity, this impressively-endowed, flavourful, well-structured wine
Price: £44.95 (10 in Stock)
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: £129.00 (3 in Stock)
Pauillac 5me Cru Classe
94+ points (Wine Journal)
91 points (Parker)
Reviews. "This outstanding effort is slightly lighter, more streamlined and delicate than followers of Lynch Bages have come to expect after such great vintages as 1982, 1989, 1990, 1996, and 2000. A deep ruby/purple hue is accompanied by a classic Medoc nose of tapenade, roasted herbs, licorice, cedar, black currants, and damp earth. Medium-bodied with moderate tannin, sweet fruit, and surprising softness as well as forwardness for a 2005 northern Medoc, it can be drunk now and over the next 20+ years." Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, 2008
"This has a compelling and complex nose that lures you in.
Price: £209.00 (4 in Stock)
St Estephe, Cru Grand Bourgeois Exceptional
*** 90 Points - James Suckling ***
This starts off a little bretty with barnyard undertones, but it blows off to flowers and rich fruit. Round and juicy, with yummy flavours. A long finish on this. Very spicy and earthy. St. Estephe character. Enjoy or age. (2/2011)
***90 points Wine Spectator***
Aromas of currant and fresh flowers follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a slightly woody finish, but the fruit comes through. Turns long and pretty. Best after 2010. (JS, Web-2008)
Price: £59.95 (2 in Stock)
Medoc Cru Bourgeois
*** 90 Points (Outstanding)-Robert Parker. ***
*** 90 Points (Outstanding) - Neil Martin Wine Journal
A superb value for Jean-Hubert Delon, the 2005 Potensac has a deep ruby/purple color, a classic bouquet of sweet red and black fruits, as well as gorgeous texture and purity. Medium-bodied and concentrated, this wine behaves like a Medoc cru classe. Moreover, it will age very well for 10-15 years. Very impressive! - Robert PArker - eRobert PArker
The Château Potensac 2005 sports a clear garnet colour. The nose is modest at first, but nicely defined with blackberry and raspberry fruit, candied orange peel emerging from the background hand in hand with cedar scents.
Price: £43.95 (8 in Stock)
Domaine Vieux Telegraphe
Strong wine here, this beautiful 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape wine reveals ample ripe dark red fruits, spice, garrigue, jam and kirsch. The wine is rich, round and full bodied, leaving with a finish packed with fresh red and black cherries.
***93 Points- Wine Cellar Insider***
Price: £89.95 (6 in Stock)