2005: a year to rememberBy Nick Dagley, Bordeaux Buyer

With Bordeaux‘s marginal, temperamental climate, vintage is of the utmost importance when choosing a wine from this celebrated region. And you can’t get much better than 2005 – a vintage widely regarded as one of the finest in the last twenty years.

It was an almost perfect growing season, producing wines of great depth and concentration across all appellations. As a result, the top wines were expensive upon release with prices continuing to climb, but there is still serious value to be found with second wines and lesser known properties.

01328_tChâteau Haut Boilon 2005, Premières Côtes de Blaye
New! £5.99
With a nose of black fruit and graphite, this is ripe and chewy with real depth, a food-loving structure and a long, velvety finish.
When to drink: Over the next 3-4 years.

Château Méaume 2005, Bordeaux SupérieurChâteau Méaume 2005, Bordeaux Supérieur
£7.99 or £6.99 when you buy 2 bottles
Matured in barrels sourced from the famous Château Le Pin, this Merlot dominated blend has gained cult status in the UK with its fruitcake, spice and ripe, plummy fruit. Is this the best Méaume yet?
When to drink: Over the next 3-5 years.

Château Greysac 2005, Cru Bourgeois, Médoc
£11.99 or £9.99 when you buy 2 bottles
Classic Médoc flavours of cassis, black pepper and plum, balanced by hints of vanilla and spice. An ideal partner to roast meats.
When to drink: Over the next 4-6 years.

Château Lacoste Borie 2005, PauillacChâteau Lacoste Borie 2005, Pauillac
The second wine of the famous classed-growth Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste shines with blackberry, plum and charcoal aromas. Firm, ripe tannins provide the frame for the plump, refined palate.
When to drink: Over the next 6-8 years.

Pavillon de Poyferré 2005, St-JulienPavillon de Poyferré 2005, St-Julien
Crème de cassis, liquorice and spring flowers on the nose lead to a juicy texture and balance only found in top vintages. Classic St-Julien elegance, with all the polish of the Grand Vin.
When to drink: Over the next 6-8 years.

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*All prices valid until 1st February 2010


4 thoughts on “Bordeaux 2005: A year to remember

    1. Hi,
      I have forwarded your enquiry to our Wine and Beer World Customer Services in France. They will email you with a quote for courier delivery of 24 meaume to the South of France.

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