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 Gruaud-Larose, For laying down,

Case price (Bottle 12 x 75cl)

£931.08

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£749.88
New To BBX

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£745.00
New To BBX

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£720.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£900.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£798.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£775.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£750.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£745.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£730.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 5cs

£720.00

Salmanaz. 1 x 900cl 2cs

£990.00

Salmanaz. 1 x 900cl 1cs

£880.00

Imperial 1 x 600cl 3cs

£840.00

D. Magnum 3 x 300cl 1cs

£920.00
Ex-Chateau

D. Magnum 1 x 300cl 1cs

£395.00
New To BBX Ex-Chateau

D. Magnum 1 x 300cl 1cs

£265.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£950.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£810.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£800.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 3cs

£685.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£695.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£700.00
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Chateau Brane-Cantenac, For laying down,

Case price (Bottle 12 x 75cl)

£967.08

Bottle 12 x 75cl 4cs

£779.88
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£740.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£750.00

D. Magnum 3 x 300cl 1cs

£990.00
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Domaine De Chevalier, For laying down,

Case price (Bottle 12 x 75cl)

£995.88

Bottle 12 x 75cl 18cs

£803.88

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£730.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£790.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£830.00
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Chateau Lynch Bages, For laying down,

Case price (Bottle 6 x 75cl)

£821.94

Bottle 6 x 75cl 44cs

£671.94

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£1,425.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,400.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,374.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£1,400.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,500.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,442.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£799.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£850.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 2cs

£860.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 7cs

£1,250.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£1,280.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,290.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,295.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,320.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,350.00
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Chateau Potensac, For laying down,

D. Magnum

£185.00

D. Magnum 1 x 300cl 74cs

£144.68
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Chateau Palmer, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£2,550.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£2,850.00
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Chateau Mouton Rothschild, For laying down,

Case price (Bottle 12 x 75cl)

£6,367.08

Bottle 12 x 75cl 12cs

£5,279.88

Case price (Bottle 12 x 75cl)

£6,367.08

Bottle 12 x 75cl 23cs

£5,279.88
New To BBX

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£3,000.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 4cs

£5,200.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£6,000.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£6,750.00
Original Wooden Case

D. Magnum 1 x 300cl 1cs

£2,500.00

D. Magnum 3 x 300cl 1cs

£5,150.00

Jeroboam 1 x 500cl 1cs

£2,995.00

Jeroboam 1 x 500cl 1cs

£3,300.00

Imperial 1 x 600cl 1cs

£4,500.00
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Petrus, For laying down,

Case price (Bottle 6 x 75cl)

£18,015.54

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£14,999.94
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Assortment Mixed Cases, For laying down,

Case price (Assrt x 6 1 x 450cl)

£10,413.59

Assrt x 6 1 x 450cl 2cs

£8,665.00

Assrt x 6 1 x 450cl 1cs

£6,200.00
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Chateau Sociando-Mallet, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£270.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£295.00
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Chateau Haut-Bailly, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£935.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 3cs

£940.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 4cs

£985.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£992.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£995.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 4cs

£1,000.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,025.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,050.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,075.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,200.00
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Chateau Prieure-Lichine, Ready, but will improve,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£480.00
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Chateau Lagrange St. Julien, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£500.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£515.00
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Ch. Cantemerle, Ready, but will improve,

H/Bottle 24 x 37.5cl 3cs

£430.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£410.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£690.00
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Chateau Margaux, For laying down,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£3,500.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£7,250.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£8,000.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£6,995.00
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Chateau Capet Guillier, Ready, but will improve,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£222.00
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Chateau Les Ormes de Pez, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£390.00
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Chateau Batailley, For laying down,
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£440.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£464.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£475.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£500.00
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Chateau Clerc Milon, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£850.00
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Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£850.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£895.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,005.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,080.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£1,100.00
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Chateau Haut-Bages Liberal, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£360.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£490.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£525.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£560.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£550.00
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Chateau Lafite Rothschild, For laying down,

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£3,900.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£4,300.00

Bottle 6 x 75cl 1cs

£4,500.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£7,650.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£7,700.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£7,850.00
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Chateau Pibran, Ready, but will improve,
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£330.00
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Bottle 12 x 75cl 6cs

£1,200.00
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Chateau Lynch-Moussas, Ready, but will keep,

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£390.00
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Chateau Branaire-Ducru, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£640.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£654.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£655.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£695.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£720.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£800.00

Imperial 1 x 600cl 1cs

£880.00
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New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£960.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 5cs

£995.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,000.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,050.00
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Chateau Gruaud-Larose, Ready, but will keep,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£280.00
New To BBX

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£300.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£375.00

Magnum 6 x 150cl 1cs

£320.00

Salmanaz. 1 x 900cl 1cs

£320.00
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Chateau Chasse-Spleen, Ready, but will improve,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£350.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£385.00
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Cos d'Estournel, For laying down,

Bottle 12 x 75cl 10cs

£1,575.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,585.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 2cs

£1,590.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,600.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,650.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,700.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,800.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£1,850.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£2,100.00

Bottle 12 x 75cl 1cs

£2,650.00
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