2005 Bordeaux

Château Caronne Ste. Gemme

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Just needed time, both in storage and decant. Better on the 2nd day
Some historical stuff I found online,

The Chateau Caronne Ste. Gemme property has been making wine since the French Revolution and has existed since the mid 1600's. Now in the hands of the Nony family, who is related to the Borie family of multi-chateau fame, the estate is in excellent hands.
The vines average about thirty years of age and are located in the southwest corner of Saint Julien. The grapes are fermented in cement vats where they also undergo malolactic fermentation. From there they're aged in one third new French oak for one year before bottling.
— 6 days ago

Paul, Tom and 15 others liked this

Château Doisy-Daëne

Barsac Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

Apricot and honeysuckle but not too sweet, additionally enjoyed that it wasn’t too viscous. Def not earth shattering but enjoyable! — 8 days ago

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Château Mouton Rothschild

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Good . I mean really good ,
ya know but … not life changing ….
— a month ago

Shay, Ted and 25 others liked this
Rob Brobst III

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@Joshua Fisher what a bottle for being at Brasswood…
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I popped it for my D&D group who meets at Brasswood

Château Moulin de Tricot

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Old school in a good way. Mellow, elegant. Cab-forward but the merlot is def there in the background. Black currant, tobacco, cedar, some red fruit notes. My kind of Bordeaux — 9 days ago

Lyle, Ira and 11 others liked this
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A under the radar find!

Château Léoville Poyferré

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Smoky espresso and chocolate, oregano, black pepper and mint, graphite glittered wave of grill and cast iron, bacon residue, cassis nose. Palate of black pepper and kalamata olives, eucalyptus and bittering currant reduction.

#chateauléovillepoyferré #saintjulien #bordeauxrouge #2005bordeaux #2ndgrowthbordeaux
— 18 days ago

Iwan, Severn and 10 others liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

So good right now — 16 days ago

Paul, Doug and 9 others liked this

Château Lynch-Bages

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

A very primary but nonetheless accessible L-B, tons of cassis and black olive, prominent toasty oak suggest less than 5 as opposed to 17 yrs of age. Fullish in body and quite long, likely to soften up in time just don’t know how much! — 2 months ago

Byron, Jay and 36 others liked this

Château Calon-Ségur

Marquis de Calon Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Andrew Holod

Even better than the last bottle, though I slouched and drank it with cheese/crackers/fruit and on day two with grilled chicken, bulghur pilaf, stewed yellow squash and tomato/cucumber/feta/parsley salad.
Serious, savory, stony, sapid, vibrant, lively and delicious. A great value for what I paid, under $50 US, less of a good value from wine searcher at around $400 these days.
— 15 days ago

ESF, Eric and 3 others liked this

Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

Mature. Enjoyed with apricots sautéed with the same wine topped with pistachio mascarpone cream. Delicious all around. — 14 days ago

ESF, Brent and 18 others liked this

Château Ducru-Beaucaillou

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Delectable Wine

The 2005 Ducru-Beaucaillou, tasted a dozen times since en primeur, was picked 21 September to 6 October, matured in 90% new oak for 18 months. It delivers a wall of black fruit on the nose that gradually opens up with aeration, touches of incense and wild mint, cedar coming through with time. But these aromatics remain very backward. The palate is medium-bodied with firm grippy tannins, fine acidity, solid and focused. Tremendously and uncompromisingly backward, this is a seriously fine Ducru-Beaucaillou that is just not yet ready, so go back to the cellar and leave it there for another five years. Tasted at the Ducru Beaucaillou vertical at the château. (Neal Martin, Vinous, July 2022)
— 18 days ago