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Chateau Boyd-Cantenac Margaux 2005 750ml

Rated 92 - This chateau, which is often under the radar (production is only 5,500-6,000 cases), has fashioned a terrific, inky/blue/purple-hued...
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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....
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Chateau Cantemerle Les Allees De Cantemerle 2005 375ml

Rated 90 - I love the soft and fine tannins in this red, with chocolate and berry character in the nose and palate. Lovely fruit and bright finish;...
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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...
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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,...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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Domaine De Chevalier Pessac Leognan 2005 750ml

Rated 94 - This is really pure and fruity with flowers and stones. Full and dense, but still a bit tight. Not really giving much at the moment, but...

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.