Saturday, April 21, 2018

Bordeaux Red Wine vintage 2005

It was a premier year! One of many I missed! What's that?

Being a member of the American hoi polios and a teetotaller until 2009, as well as being maze-phobic (Unnecessary Fear And Loathing Of French Wine Labels; Well, Maybe Not Unnecessary!) had me typically buying wines in the grocery stores, and not many Bordeaux wines at that.
Well, now that's out of the way, I overcame my phobia and began sticking my big toe in the wild wine waters of France when in 2012 the New Hampshire liquor commission wisely brought into the State the 2009 vintage Bordeaux wines; I dived in!
That's my 'Newbie' story (again), and reasons for not drinking 'old' and older Bordeaux wines.
Vis et apprend!

My trepidatious beginning!

Bad Boy Bordeaux 2005 Merlot, Approximately $20.00, 88 points Château Coufran Merlot Haut-Médoc 2005 Bordeaux, $20.17-$32.99, 88 points
Château Coufran Merlot Haut-Médoc 2005 Bordeaux (Revisited), $20.17-$32.99, 88 points

Château De Macard Grand Vin Bordeaux Supérieur 2005 Bordeaux Red Wine, $11.99-$15.99, 86 points
Chateau Hyot 2005 Casteillon Cotes de Bordeaux, $19.99, 86 points
Château Plaisance ('Bernard Magrez) Cuvée Alix Premières Côtes De Bordeaux 2005 Bordeaux Red Wine, $14.99, 88 points
Château Vieux Meillac 2005 Grand Vin De Bordeaux, $11.99-$13.99, 87 points


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