2005 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port:


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The 2005 Port Vintage was not widely declared but, nevertheless produced some excellent ports. The big producers did not declare the vintage and concentrated on producing Single Quinta ports from selected vineyards. Some smaller producers did declare 2005. The 2005 vintage ports are already approachable but would benefit from further cellaring.
 
Italian: In Tuscany and Piedmont climate conditions were erratic, with many producers saying 2005 had been a tough and difficult vintage. These tough weather conditions often mean that only the best producers get the best results; the best wines will be Brunello, Barolo or Barbaresco.
 
Bordeaux: 2005 was an outstanding vintage in Bordeaux, one that produced wines that are rich in substance, flavour and tannin, and from which most have good acidity. 2005 Bordeaux wines were built in many cases for the long haul. The flavours are fresh and certainly cool climate in style, despite the character of the vintage; many show delightfully lively cranberry, redcurrant, red cherry and crunchy blackcurrant leaf character, and yet have a depth, substance and richness. These would make a great 16 year old wine gift for an anniversary this year.
 
Burgundy: As in Bordeaux this was a quite exceptionally good vintage, although many wines may go through a prolonged stage of chewy adolescence.
 
Champagne: Variable conditions throughout the year resulted in a lacklustre vintage, though favourable weather in the run-up to harvest meant that ripeness was assured. Generally, the acidity of a 2005 Champagne will be low.
 
Spain: Another good vintage with high temperatures, but with (just) enough rain.

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J W Hart, 2005

Colheita Single Harvest Port

This 2005 J W Hart Tawny Colheita is elegant and complex. An amalgamation of rich flavours is marked by the presence of dried fruits, with a burst of freshness in red cherries enhanced by an exuberant note of spice. Perfect for pairing with an exquisite salted caramel tart.
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2005 Fonseca Port, 2005

Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port

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. The sumptuous fruity flavours of the mid palate are lifted by an attractive dryness and tannic grip on the finish.

The wines of Quinta Do Panascal are rich, with voluptuous fruitiness, mouth filling density and a velvety texture. Being one of the most highly regarded vineyards in the Douro Valley, these ports are a pure expression of the estate’s terroir.
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Barros Port, 2005

Vintage Port (includes Original Barros Box as pictured)

The Barros 2005 vintage port has a very solid, vivid crimson colour and a nose that is rather spirity at first, with a fresh, almost herbal edge to bright raspberry and vinous fruit, in a style that immediately suggests this is a lighter, more fresh style of Port. On the palate there is plenty of sweetness, with cassis and ripe, sweet liquidised cherry, but also a touch of raisin and date-like fruit. A certain silky, vanilla and thick plum underpinning emerges into the finish, but so does some quite grippy tannin and again a slightly spiritous edge in a wine that perhaps will become a little more harmonious with time in bottle.
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Price: £59.95
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Beaune, 2005

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1er Cru, Cent-Vignes Domaine Jessiaume Père & Fils


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Bourgogne, 2005

Pinot Noir Signature, Domaine Champy

This 2005 red wine is made from the Pinot Noir grape. The wines displays a light garnet colour with aromas of raspberry, strawberry, cherry and a hint of spice from oak. It is dry, smooth and medium bodied on the palate with soft tannins and high acidity. Its taste profile is filled with earthy flavours such as dried mushrooms and wet soil. There is certainly a level of complexity here.
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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.

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Burmester Port, 2005

Vintage Port
Includes Burmester Open Lid Gift Box

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.


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Chateau Clerc Milon Rothschild, 2005

Pauillac 5th Growth Classification

2005 Chateau Clerc Milon

The grapes were harvested between 21 September and 6 October in conditions that may be described as ideal. Although the atypically dry weather meant that yields were relatively low, the wines show rich, powerful and stylish tannins. Overall, the profile of the 2005 vintage is rather reminiscent of 1976, 1982 and 1995.

Cabernet Sauvignon 48 %, Merlot 40 %, Cabernet Franc 10%, Petit Verdot 1%, Carménère 1%

Intensely coloured, the wine still looks very young. The intense and open nose displays ripe fruit, liquorice, spice and roasted coffee aromas.
The structure, well-contained, round and powerful, builds gradually from a clean attack.
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Chateau Gruaud Larose, 2005

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.
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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
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Chateau Lynch-Bages, 2005

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.
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Price: £179.00
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Ferreira, 2005

Late Bottled Vintage Port - HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl
In an original Ferreira Gift box

This 2005 Late Bottled Vintage Port wine is a special release from the Ferreira Cellars. Developed and aromatically intense, the wine’s bouquet harbours a strong presence of fully ripened red berries as well as subtle oak notes, such as cedar and tobacco box. In the mouth the wine reveals its excellent harmony and complexity, firm and obvious tannins, and noteworthy flavours of fully ripened red berries and chocolate. This port wine possesses a fine acidity and an enormously elegant, prolonged finish.
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Feuerheerd Port, 2005

Colheita Port
Special Offer Was | £29.95 | Now £24.95

Feuerheerd's Colheita Port is a port from a single harvest aged in oak casks for a minimum of seven years and bottled by demand. After carefully selecting the grapes, the wine was matured in seasoned oak casks to produce a rich, mellow flavour and to show the fine balance and elegance of an old tawny.

Serve with fruit-cake or rich dessert.
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Kopke Port, 2005

Colheita Port

A 2005 colheita port wine from Kopke Port, the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.

Review:
This single harvest or colheita style port from the 2005 vintage has bright and brown in the centre, with a reddish halo. Long and complex nose overflowing elegance and depth. The red fruit aromas harmonized with the dried fruits and slight touch of vanilla.
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Kopke Port, 2005

Vintage Port

“A truly harmonious VP and the best young Kopke VP I’ve ever tasted.,” Roy Hersh. “Dark opaque purple consisting of 50% Touriga Nacional and 50% old vine field blends (average of 40 years) from the Douro Superior. Fine acidity, very long finish, good balance with rounded tannins that arrive in time for the aftertaste.” Drink 2008-30 93-95 Points – Roy Hersh, For the Love of Port

Kopke Port is the oldest port house. Established in 1638 by Nicolau Kopke and his son Cristiano, who came to Portugal as representatives of the Hanseatic League, the House has been run through the generations by several representatives of the Kopke family, obtaining an excellent reputation for its wines.
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Messias Port, 2005

Colheita Single Harvest Tawny Port
Special Offer | WAS £33.95 | NOW £27.50

Colheita Ports are created from a single vintage, differentiating them from Tawny Ports, which are a blend of several vintages.

This excellent port from Caves Messias offers maturing notes of dried red fruit, prunes and spice. Smooth with excellent balance. Long and vibrant. (VINTAGES panel, Jan. 2015)

ABV 20%
75 cl
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Quevedo, 2005

Vintage Port

The Quevedo Vintage Port 2005 is a dark cherry colour. The flavour is of ripe fruit - evocative of black plum and redcurrant. Earthy and well balanced with a touch of dry wood. Some minutes later raspberry and violet flower flavour emerge with a lovely hint of soy. On the palate: balanced and voluminous with very good tannins. Sweet oak combined with dried fruit such as fig, plum or date. Persistent and unique finish.

Quevedo is a family brand producing quality Port from vineyards they have owned for more than one hundred years. The new generation of owners, Oscar and Claudia, are innovating to produce some amazing ports.
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Real Companhia Vinicola do Norte de Portugal, 2005

Vintage Port


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Taylor's Port, 2005

Quinta de Vargellas Vintage Port

92 Points - Neil Martin
From The excellent 2005 vintage, this wine is an inky black colour with a narrow purple rim. The nose is built on a sturdy foundation of rich and potent blackcurrant, cherry and blackberry aromas interlaced with notes of apricot and plum. Hints of cedar wood, gumcistus and violet provide the exotic scented dimension which is the hallmark of Vargellas followed Vintage Ports. On the palate the first impression is supple and restrained but the finish reveals a tightly knit fabric of sinewy tannin and unleashes a powerful surge of rich black fruit flavour.



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Valpolicella, 2005

Solana Santi

The Valpolicella zone is bordered to the west by the Bardolino DOC, located along the banks of Lake Garda, which produces similar wines to basic Valpolicella using many of the same grapes.[10] The historical "heart" of Valpolicella winemaking is in the Monti Lessini hills located northwest of the town of Verona. In 1968, the boundaries of the region were extended far eastward towards the DOC production zone of Soave and south to the plains of the northern bank of the Po river and its tributary the Adige.
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Chateauneuf du Pape, 2005

Cuvee Reserve Domaine de Pegau

The 2005 Châteauneuf-du-Pape Cuvée Réservée, Domaine du Pégau is deep in hue, vivid crimson-red to the rim, the aromas here are at once individual, offering savoury notes of roasted meat, a touch of woodsmoke and plenty of dusky fruits. There is a wild accent to the palate, meaty notes meld with provençal herbs, liquorice and fresh, sweetly ripe blackberry and cherry fruit. Slightly peppery, fine, yet sturdy tannins lend density and substance to this tightly packed châteauneuf-du-pape. Dry on the finish, with a cranberry-like twist of acidity. Long, pure and driven, this is simply outstanding Châteauneuf-du-pape.
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Chateauneuf du Pape, 2005

Cuvee Bargeton Patrick Lesec

Reviews
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Full-bodied, ripe, textured and decadently styled, it gives up tons of chocolatey dark fruits, minerality, spice and licorice aromas and flavors. The structure here is perfectly integrated, and while I think this is at maturity, it will continue to sing for another decade or so. Impressive stuff! (JD) (2/2015)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Saturated ruby. Sexy raspberry liqueur and garrigue aromas are complicated by fresh flowers and cracked pepper. Rich and velvety, with deep cherry and red berry flavors and an impressively expansive finish.
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