Image:Bordeaux 2005Every year the 'Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux' organizes a major tasting, dedicated to 1 vintage year. About a 100 different 'Châteaux' are present.
Not the absolute top, but most below.
Very impressive to be able to taste these in a couple of hours time.
This time they all presented their 2005 vintage, and I must agree it's an excellent year. Last year (2004 vintage) I had trouble finding a good wine;
this year I had trouble distinguishing between the good and the very good.
Image:Bordeaux 2005A couple of châteaux that really caught my eye pallet:

  • Saint-Emilion: Beau-Séjour Bécot, Larcis Ducasse, Pavie-Maquin
  • Pomerol: La Pointe
  • Haut-Médoc: Citran, Coufran, La Lagune
  • Moulis-en-Médoc: Chasse-Spleen
  • Pessac-Léognan: Pape Clément
  • Margaux: Brane-Cantenac, Marquis de Terme
  • Saint-Julien: Beychevelle, Léoville Barton
  • Pauillac: Lynch-Bages, Pontet-Canet
  • Saint-Estèphe: Phélan Ségur
  • Sauternes: Climens, Guiraud

I must confess though, I'm not really into Bordeaux,
but when they are good, I'm the first to admit it.
How are you feeling about Bordeaux ?

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