2005 bordeaux in bottle – an early observation

Yesterday I went to Milan to taste the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux’s showing of the glamorous 2005 bordeaux. This is an annual caravanserai of bottles and producers that visits five cities in each of Europe and North America and six in Asia (interesting that) showing off the latest vintage to have settled in bottle. (You can track my annual reports on this review of each vintage via tasting notes list.)
 
Because 2005 is such an important vintage, both from the point of view of quality and price, I was particularly keen to taste it at this...