2005 Red Bordeaux

Learn more about 2005 Red Bordeaux

2005 is a truly fantastic vintage with great quality across the board on both the Left and Right Banks.

The weather during the 2005 growing season was exceptionally dry, leading almost to drought conditions in certain areas. Temperatures were also frequently above average but not to the heatwave extremes of 2003.

The key outcome is grapes of exceptional maturity but of smaller size than usual. The ratio of solids to juice is higher than usual, yielding wines of exceptional concentration. However, this is entirely natural concentration, not created by undue manipulation of the fruit in the vats.

Moreover, the wines possess exceptional balance; warm days during August and September imbued the grapes with marvellous ripeness but cool nights ensured that the acidities did not drop.  As a result the wines combine natural richness with a cool, refreshing acidity.

Mention must also be made of the tannins; an effect of the small size of the berries, particularly of the Cabernet Sauvignon, is a very high tannin count in the wine, one of the highest ever recorded in many cases.

These tannins are, however, fully ripe so possess a silky texture on the palate with no hint of aggression or austerity.  The combination of excellent maturity, correct acidity and ripe tannins has produced wines of quite exceptional quality.

How does the vintage compare with the great years of recent memory? Well, outstanding vintages always seem to have a layer of `puppy fat' which gives them a delightful fleshy texture, even at the outset.

1982 springs to mind as a valid comparison in every sense, but it's worth noting that yields in 1982 were considerably higher than in 2005, resulting in slightly lower concentration.  There are some similarities with 1990, but the 2005 wines have greater freshness for the most part as a result of their higher acidities.

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Wines sold "In Bond" (including BBX) or “En Primeur” are not available for immediate delivery and storage charges may apply.

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Chateau Belgrave, Ready, but will keep,

Case price (Bottle 12 x 75cl)

£491.88

Bottle 12 x 75cl 4cs

£383.88
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Ch. Cantemerle, Ready, but will keep,

Case price (Bottle 12 x 75cl)

£520.68

Bottle 12 x 75cl 21cs

£407.88

Case price (Bottle 6 x 75cl)

£260.34

Bottle 6 x 75cl 55cs

£203.94

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£690.00
New To BBX

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£430.00

D. Magnum 3 x 300cl 1cs

£550.00
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Chateau Langoa-Barton, For laying down,

Bottle

£69.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£600.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£675.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£575.00
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Chateau Potensac, Ready, but will improve,

Case price (Magnum 6 x 150cl)

£463.20

Ex-Chateau

Magnum 6 x 150cl 12cs

£360.00

D. Magnum

£185.00

D. Magnum 1 x 300cl 15cs

£144.68

Case price (Imperial 1 x 600cl)

£422.78

Imperial 1 x 600cl 4cs

£335.00
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Chateau Gruaud-Larose, For laying down,

Case price (Bottle 12 x 75cl)

£931.08

Bottle 12 x 75cl 27cs

£749.88

Bottle 12 x 75cl 5cs

£750.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£790.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 3cs

£800.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£990.00
Ex-Chateau

D. Magnum 1 x 300cl 1cs

£337.00
New To BBX

D. Magnum 3 x 300cl 1cs

£985.00

Imperial 1 x 600cl 1cs

£900.00

Salmanaz. 1 x 900cl 1cs

£848.00

Salmanaz. 1 x 900cl 1cs

£900.00

Salmanaz. 1 x 900cl 1cs

£990.00

Salmanaz. 1 x 900cl 2cs

£1,200.00
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Domaine De Chevalier, Ready, but will improve,

Case price (Bottle 12 x 75cl)

£995.88

Bottle 12 x 75cl 8cs

£803.88

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£799.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£840.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£900.00

D. Magnum 3 x 300cl 1cs

£1,200.00
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Berrys' Carton

Bottle

£225.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,960.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£2,250.00
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Chateau Mouton Rothschild, For laying down,

Bottle

£530.59

Case price (Jeroboam 1 x 500cl)

£4,193.32

Jeroboam 1 x 500cl 1cs

£3,479.99

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£2,800.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£5,400.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 3cs

£6,300.00

Imperial 1 x 600cl 1cs

£5,250.00
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Chateau Figeac, Ready, but will improve,

Case price (D. Magnum 1 x 300cl)

£1,030.39

Damaged Packaging

D. Magnum 1 x 300cl 1cs

£850.00
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Assortment Mixed Cases, For laying down,

Case price (Assrt x 6 1 x 450cl)

£10,413.60

Assrt x 6 1 x 450cl 2cs

£8,665.01
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Chateau Gazin, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£950.00
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Chateau Bellevue, Ready, but will improve,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£675.00
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Cos d'Estournel, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 27cs

£1,650.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,660.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,725.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£1,800.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£2,099.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£2,100.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£1,875.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£1,980.00
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Chateau Les Ormes de Pez, Ready, but will keep,
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£440.00
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Chateau Batailley, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£570.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£650.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£600.00

Salmanaz. 1 x 900cl 1cs

£600.00
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Chateau Clerc Milon, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£840.00
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Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£960.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£880.00
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Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£395.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£580.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£475.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£600.00
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Chateau Grand-Puy-Lacoste, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£875.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£925.00
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£7,800.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 7cs

£7,850.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£8,000.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£8,250.00
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Chateau Beychevelle, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,195.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,250.00

Imperial 1 x 600cl 1cs

£990.00
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Chateau Pontet-Canet, For laying down,

D. Magnum 1 x 300cl 1cs

£550.00

D. Magnum 1 x 300cl 1cs

£600.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,120.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,145.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 5cs

£1,150.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£1,200.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,225.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 3cs

£1,250.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,300.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,495.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,500.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,600.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£1,200.00
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Chateau Gruaud-Larose, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£295.00
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Chateau Ducru-Beaucaillou, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,795.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£2,100.00
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Cos d'Estournel, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£465.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£474.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£500.00
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Chateau Calon-Segur, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£900.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£985.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,020.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,050.00
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Chateau Le Crock, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£360.00
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Chateau Leoville Barton, For laying down,
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 3cs

£935.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£950.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£1,050.00
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Chateau Leoville Poyferre, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,200.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,400.00
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