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Bordeaux 2005 - the primeur tasting notes
10 Apr 2006 by JR
Wow! The hype is just about true, even if there are notable exceptions. What an amazing vintage...   Just back from the great Bordeaux 2005 tasting experience and feeling thoroughly uplifted and very enthusiastic about a high proportion of the wines – a higher proportion than ever before, I'd say. There are some absolutely stunning successes, as you'll see as I publish my notes, commune by commune over the next couple of weeks, on a total of well over 600 wines, many tasted more than once. The best wines are chock full of everything but not overweighted in any single direction. They also have a lovely brilliance and...

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