2005 Wine and Port Vintage

Vintage Port: 2005 Port Vintage: This year produced a high quality harvest in the Douro region that has given rise to some outstanding single quinta vintage ports. 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: 2005 Piedmont: Reduced crop of decent but unremarkable wines for medium term drinking.
2005 Tuscany: Grapes had to be picked before the rain really set in if decent wine was to be made.
 
Bordeaux: 2005 Bordeaux Wine: An outstanding vintage that produced wines that are rich in substance, flavour and tannin, and most have good acidity. The 2005 wine vintage produced great wines, 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.
 
Burgundy: 2005 Burgundy: As in Bordeaux, a quite exceptionally good vintage, although many wines may go through a prolonged stage of chewy adolescence.
 
Champagne: 2005 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. Acidities on the low side.*JancisRobinson.com*
 
Spain: 2005 Rioja: Another good vintage with high temperatures but with (just) enough rain.

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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.


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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.

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.

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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.
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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 de la Riviere, 2005

Fronsac

This wine from the outstanding 2005 vintage is drinking well. The Fronsac appelation delivered what was promised: an old school wine experience with a real sense of place. Very earthy, dusty tannins, minerals, smokey plum fruit, no alcohol jumping out, beautiful balance. Just a great table wine that worked so well with food, cheeses, sausage, etc. Lovely stuff. Cellar Tracker Review.
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Chateau Duhart Milon Rothschild, 2005

Pauillac 4th Growth Classification

*** 93 points - Robert Parker ***
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"This property, which has benefitted enormously from tremendous investments from the Rothschild family that owns Lafite, has turned out a dense purple-colored wine in 2005. Offering broad, expansive, supple and silky tannin as well as loads of Asian plum sauce, blackcurrants, and sweet cherries, this wine is seductive, medium to full-bodied, and luscious. This successful effort from the Rothschilds should continue to drink well for at least another two decades.e robert parker.
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Chateau l'Arrosee, 2005

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St Emilion Grand Cru

An impressive effort for the vintage, L'Arrosee's 2005 possesses a medium dark ruby color, a complex, Burgundian-like nose of jammy cherry fruit, sweet, smoky, toasty oak, as well as a touch of cedar. This medium-bodied wine reveals a sweet expansiveness reminiscent of a top class Burgundy. It offers a silky, velvety texture, and admirable complexity and elegance.
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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 Lieujean, 2005

Haut Medoc Cru Bourgeois

This wine from the outstanding 2005 vintage is a textbook Bordeaux. Dusty currant fruit. Medium body. Tannins are prominent but controlled and refined. All in all, quite good.
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Chateau Meyney, 2005

St Estephe, Cru Grand Bourgeois Exceptional

*** 90 Points - James Suckling ***
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 Monbrison, 2005

Margaux Cru Bourgeois

A smooth wine, with vanilla wood flavours, very creamy. The fruit is almost incidental at the moment, but it’s black and firm enough, and with its juicy character should come through well.
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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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Chateau Picard, 2005

St Estephe

Frome the outstanding 2005 vintage, the 2005 Picard has a very interesting nose of tobacco, cedar, spice and fruit. The palate stands up with high acidity and forest-floor notes. Medium finish should go well with pasta or red meat.
Saint-Estephe is one of the many famous wine-growing areas of Bordeaux. It gives its name to the red wine appellation AOC Saint-Estephe which is situated at the northern end of the Haut-Medoc region on the gravelly western shores of the Gironde estuary. The wines from Saint-Estephe are richly coloured and deeply flavoured, and are known for their longevity.
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Chateau Yquem, 2005

Sauternes 1er Cru Classe (in Yquem Case)

Chateau d`Yquem is often described as the greatest sweet wine in the world. After centuries of family ownership, Yquem was finally sold in acrimonious circumstances to Louis Vuitton-Moët-Hennessy in 1999. However, its former owner and director Alexandre de Lur-Saluce remains in charge. Yquem is located on the highest hill in Sauternes and enjoys the best growing conditions in the whole appellation. The 110-hectare vineyard is planted with 80% Sémillon and 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Only fully botrytized fruit is picked by the 150 highly skilled pickers and yields are so low that each vine produces only one glass of wine.
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Cornas, 2005

Les Grand Terrasses, Paul Jaboulet Aine

The 2005 Les Grands Terrasses displays loads of supple tannin and notes of blackcurrants, coffee and forest floor. Medium-bodied, concentrated, and delicious.
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Ferreira, 2005

Late Bottled Vintage Port - HALF BOTTLE 37.5cl

Special release from the Ferreira Cellars.
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Fonseca Port, 2005

Quinta do Panascal Vintage Port (Presented in a mahogany box with wine accessories as illustrated)

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


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Grahams Port, 2005

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Quinta dos Malvedos Was £32.50 | NOW £23.98

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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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 Half Bottle 37.5 cl

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

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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Pelaverga, 2005

Verduno, Cadia di Giachino Bruno

Ruby red colour more, fruity aromas of strawberry and spicy intense notes in particular white pepper. Wine perfect with fish, salami, fresh or slightly seasoned cheeses.
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