2005 Bordeaux

Château Smith Haut Lafitte

Grand Cru Classé de Graves Léognan Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Very nice. 45+ minute decant. Dark purple color. Massive cow shit and earthy nose. Wine shows the same on the palate. While I really like this, it was a bit much. Could be more refined. Did have some deep cherry fruit, which gave it some American characteristics. Very long finish. Probably better wines at a lower price point as it lacked finesse. — 5 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
David, Shay and 2 others liked this

Château Lynch-Bages

Calvet & Co Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Paul K

Nose is cedar, herb, and leather. Medium body. Raspberry, red currant, and dark chocolate with really nice tannin throughout. Long finish is currant and cranberry. This wine is delicate. Overpowered by aged Gouda. Drink with Brie and French bread.
I pulled a classic and was just a bit disappointed. Don’t get me wrong, still great, but for the anticipation... I have one more bottle that I’ll wait a long time and hope there’s a big payoff.
Interesting note, the 2013 Heitz Cellar in the background was remarkably similar in fruit, weight, and profile. 1/3 the price and I’m giving it a 92.
— 19 days ago

Mark, Vanessa and 13 others liked this

Château L'Hermitage

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Slightly funky nose but excellent fruit, just on the edge of austere. Opened 90 mins early — 4 days ago

Paul liked this

Château Cos d'Estournel

Saint-Estèphe Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

This is young but wonderfully seductive. Dense and lush with deep red fruit and some spice. On the palate, wood still present but the fruit is deep and sexy and succulent. In years ahead this’ll be amazing but it has huge promise. — 8 days ago

Matt LichtenbergDavid McNally
with Matt and David
Ara, Dave and 25 others liked this
David McNally

David McNally

Delicious deep red bramble fruit. No complaints about drinking this now, but it’s not nearly in it’s sweet spot. Seems like it’s all there to come together in ten years time@or so. Enjoyable now but not necessarily recommended.

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Whoa, this is rock solid. Tons of time left but after a two hour decant it was sublime. — 8 days ago

Shay, Keith and 43 others liked this

Château Gruaud Larose

Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Elegant ripe and juicy. The tannin structure is exceptional and the wine is shaped for a long ageing. Beautiful wine.
Drunk at the Château 3rd of April 2019.
— 10 days ago

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Clos du Marquis Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Magnum format- delicious. Medium bodied with red fruit and graphite. The nose was amazing. Table had it with charcuterie plate , worked wonder with the cheese. — 5 days ago

Severn, Keith and 11 others liked this

Château Lassègue

Saint Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Damp forest floor and mushrooms on open. A 30 minute decant helped this wine blossom into tart cherry, old leather and a bit of cigar box. Med tannins. Dark chocolate and spice hold thru the velvety finish. Still evolving and great value on an extensive list — 12 days ago

Chad Anderson
with Chad
John, Severn and 22 others liked this

Château La Tour de Mons

Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

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My last #wine bottle of this lovely #Margaux from the superb 2005 vintage. This beauty is at its peak, lovely balanced, with a nice blend of earth, coffee, oak, plum , blackberry, chocolate tobacco, cedar, dark fruit, blackcurrant graphite, pepper , savory, medium to full body with Nicky integrated tannins and a pleasant finish. My score 90, drink to 2020 — 25 days ago

Andrew, Keith and 14 others liked this

Château Rieussec

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2005

With John Papolardo & Stephen @Johns house - small Dinner — 4 days ago