2005 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 2005 produced a high quality harvest in the Douro region that has given rise to some outstanding Single Quinta port wines. The big producers did not declare the vintage and concentrated on producing Single Quinta ports from selected vineyards. The 2005 vintage ports are generally built for early consumption; the wines are already approachable but would benefit from further cellaring.
 
Italian: In Tuscany and Piedmont climate conditions have been erratic, with many producers saying 2005 has been a tough and difficult vintage. These tough weather conditions often mean that only the best producers will have 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 14 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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2005 Fonseca Port, 2005

Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port
Presented in a Mahogany Box with Wine Accessories

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. These wines are approachable at an earlier stage but still offering the exceptional structure to lay down and enjoy a delicious vintage port for years to come.

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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.
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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.


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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.

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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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Cannonau Di Sardegna, 2005

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Sella & Mosca - Riserva

The Cannonau (also known as Cannonao, Cannonadu or Canunau) is the most popular wine from the island of Sardinia. It's mostly produced in the centre of Sardinia, even if we can find production of this famous wine in all the island. The grapes used for this Sardinian wine is the Cannonau. (At least 90 % of this grapes has to be used to be certified as original Cannonau). Cannonau is a very "strong wine" so it should be used with elaborate red meat and some types of cheese.
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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.


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Chateau le Boscq, 2005

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.
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Chateau Liversan, 2005

Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois

Extraordinary quality and value in this excellent 2005. Maturity adds complexity and notes of spice to the silky, seductive black fruit flavours.
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Chateau Meyney, 2005

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)
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Chateau Patache d'Aux, 2005

Medoc (Presented in a dark mocha leather effect gift box as illustrated)

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*
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Chateauneuf du Pape, 2005

Chateau de la Font du Loup

The 2005 Chateau de la Font du Loup opened up delightfully on the 2nd night with loads of liquorice, tobacco and leather around a sweet fruit core. Tannins had melted away and left a deliciously full bodied wine that gives me hope for some good ageing potential.

5/18/2012 - Darren747- Cellartracker.com
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Chateauneuf du Pape, 2005

Chateau Fortia

From the outstanding 2005 vintage and scoring 91/100 Parker Points, "I loved Fortia’s 2005 Chateauneuf du Pape Cuvee du Baron. Made from 45% Grenache, 45% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre, aged all in concrete tank, it’s loaded with Provencal character and exhibits lots of sweet black cherries, currants, licorice and hints of olive and mint on the nose. Medium-bodied, elegant and supple, with outstanding balance and length, it’s drinking at point now, yet should hold nicely for another 3-5 years." Drink now - 2020.
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Ferreira, 2005

Late Bottled Vintage Port - HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl

Special release from the Ferreira Cellars.
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Feuerheerd, 2005

Colheita Port

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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Grahams Port, 2005

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Quinta dos Malvedos

Deep, dark red colour with just a hint of fading along the edge. Gorgeous black cherry and plum aromas, with a wonderful fresh fruit fragrance and distinct notes of eucalyptus and hints of mint and liquorice. Luscious and opulent flavours coat the palate with full, rich blackberry fruit, intense and compact. A supple, muscular wine very pleasurable to drink now but with ample further ageing potential. Symington tasting room, Autumn 2017
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Price: £32.50
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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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Messias Port, 2005

Vintage Port

Caves Messias is an historic family owned company that produced high quality port since 1926. Under their care and attention they have become renown for the quality of their colheitas and vintage ports at a competitive price. The grapes coming from their Quinta do Cachao Quinta do Rei Estates.

Drink Now-2040.
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Niepoort Port, 2005

Colheita Port(Comes in Niepoort carton gift box as illustrated)

The small port shipping house of Niepoort has been handcrafting outstanding ports since 1842. Dirk Niepoort is currently the fifth generation of the family to personally oversee every wine which leaves the famous lodge in Vila de Gaia. Their extraordinary reputation is founded on a commitment to ancient vineyards, still treading most of their grapes in old granite ‘lagares' and bottling without filtration. As such, they remain regarded by many as the guardians of authentic port production.

Colheita ports are the products of a single year – in
this case 2005 - but are aged far longer in traditional casks.
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Niepoort Port, 2005

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Colheita Port Half Bottle 37.5 cl
Special Offer | Was £29.95 | Now £19.95

The small port shipping house of Niepoort has been handcrafting outstanding ports since 1842. Dirk Niepoort is currently the fifth generation of the family to personally oversee every wine which leaves the famous lodge in Vila de Gaia. Their extraordinary reputation is founded on a commitment to ancient vineyards, still treading most of their grapes in old granite ‘lagares' and bottling without filtration. As such, they remain regarded by many as the guardians of authentic port production.

Colheita ports are the products of a single year – in
this case 2005 - but are aged far longer in traditional casks.
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Price: £19.95
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Quevedo Port, 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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Price: £49.95
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Quinta do Vesuvio Vintage Port, 2005

Vintage Port

93 Points Wine Enthusiast
"As ever, Vesuvio is packed with its generous, opulent ripe fruit, showing richness, dense flavours, layers of jam and sweetness with a hint of caramel flavours. This is a Port for indulgence, ripe, rich and packed with flavour."

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Price: £59.95
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Royal Tokaji, 2005

Betsek Tokaji 6 Puttonyos Aszu

Royal Tokaji now owns 16 hectares of this long established vineyard. Situated to the south east of Mád in Hungary, it produces lusciously refreshing wines that are always in demand. Betsek’s black volcanic topsoil contributes to the mineral and lovely black pepper characters in the wine. Apricot and honey predominate. Betsek is an old Magyar family name and this vineyard produces consistently balanced aszu wines. Betsek has been served by President Putin in St Petersburg.

Almond, marzipan, red-currant and ripe greengage on the nose. The almond and ripe
greengage continue on the palate with great acidity for the acid structure, which
is typical of young Betsek.
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Price: £109.00
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Taylor's Port, 2005

Quinta Terra Feita Vintage Port

*** 93 points Neil Martin ***
From the good 2005 vintage, the Taylors Terra Feita displays a Deep purple black colour with magenta highlights. Classic black fruit aromas of cherry and cassis provide a dense and impenetrable backdrop for wild scents of mint, resin and gumcistus. On the palate the same intense black fruit character merges with rich dark flavours of and liquorice and chocolate. The tannins are muscular but well integrated and the wine finishes with an explosion of berry fruit and spice.

Neal Martin - 93 Points

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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.
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