envelope

$58.44
$57.84
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Chateau Cantemerle Haut-Medoc 2005 750ml

Rated 90 - Cantemerle's new proprietors believe in producing delicate, beautifully wrought, finesse-styled wines that require some introspection....
$71.84
$71.14
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Chateau Grandes Murailles Saint Emilion 2005 750ml

Rated 91 - The Reiffers family has turned out a seductive 2005 offering notes of blueberries and raspberries interwoven with notions of crushed...
$128.54
$127.94
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Chateau Gruaud Larose St. Julien 2005 750ml

Rated 91 - Aromas of blackberry, meat and earth follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a rich finish. Decadent, balanced and very...
$75.24
$74.64
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Chateau Haut Bages Liberal Pauillac 2005 750ml

Rated 93 - Very aromatic, showing blackberry and currant aromas, with some licorice. Full-bodied, with supersilky tannins and a rich, decadent,...
$122.94
$122.44
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Chateau Kirwan Margaux 2005 750ml

Rated 93 - Has loads of coffee, blackberry and cigar box aromas, turning to crushed blackberry. Full-bodied, with big, chewy tannins and an...
$72.24
$71.54
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Chateau La Couspaude St. Emilion 2005 750ml

Rated 90-92 - An outstanding sleeper of the vintage, the 2005 may turn out to be one of the finest examples yet of this modern-styled St.-Emilion....
$82.44
$81.84
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Chateau Lagrange Saint Julien 2005 750ml

Rated 93 - Currant, mineral, plum and light toasty oak follow through to a full body, with ultrasilky tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is...
$52.44
$51.84
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Chateau Latour Martillac Pessac Leognan 2005 750ml

Rated 93 - Aromas of crushed berries, flowers and stones. It's very ripe and rich. Yet it remains fresh. It's full-bodied, with silky tannins and a...
$235.24
$234.64
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Chateau Lynch Bages Pauillac 2005 750ml

Rated 94+ - As one might suspect, the dense purple-hued 2005 is still tannic, firm and young, with concentrated blackberry and cassis fruit,...
$1045.94
$1045.44
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Chateau Margaux Margaux 2005 750ml

Rated 98 - The first-growth 2005 Château Margaux (85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot), a lavish fragrance of blackcurrants, velvety new saddle...
$61.94
$61.34
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Chateau Meyney St. Estephe 2005 750ml

Rated 90 - Aromas of currant and fresh flowers follow through to a medium-to-full body, with chewy tannins and a slightly woody finish, but the...
$178.84
$178.24
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Chateau Montlisse St. Emilion 2005 750ml

Rated 92 - Aromas of berries, green olive and blackberry lead to a full body, with silky tannins and a long finish of licorice and ripe fruit. Very...
$430.94
$430.44
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Chateau Palmer Margaux 2005 750ml

Rated 96 - Very deep, inky purple colour. Aromas of warm blackberries, dark chocolate, violets and black olive with nuances of vanilla, mace and...
$160.34
$159.74
Check availability
AddAdd to wish list

Chateau Pichon Lalande Pauillac 2005 750ml

Rated 93 - Beautiful currant, berry and licorice aromas follow through to a full body, with tar and berry character, fine tannins and a long...

2005 Red Bordeaux

There are few regions in the world with stricter regulations in regards to wine production and grape varietals than those found in Bordeaux, France. Here, in the home of the world's finest wines, the type and quality of grapes used is of utmost importance, and the legendary wineries which work on the banks of the Gironde river have mastered the careful art of juice blending to find the perfect balance for their produce. Whilst there are six 'official' Bordeaux grapes, the two key varietals for almost every fine Bordeaux wine are Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and with good reason. Whilst Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are renowned for their acidity and astringency, strong fruit and spice flavors and full body, Merlot grapes are notably rounded, soft, fleshy and lighter on tannin. The combination of these two varietals, along with a small percentage of (commonly) Petit Verdot or Cabernet Franc, is the perfect balancing act – the two grape varietals cancel out each others weaker points, and accentuate all that is good about the other.