Bordeaux 2005 12 years on – right bank


See also this report of the dry and sweet white wines and left-bank reds tasted during this look at the famous 2005 Bordeaux vintage 12 years on and this overview of the tasting. See this guide to our considerable coverage of Bordeaux 2005 over the years.

What was particularly interesting about this tasting was that in 2005 quality criteria for red wines were very different from today. This was still the era when mass and drama were valued more than subtlety, refreshment and a strong sense of place and vineyard rather than the firm imprint of...