Robert Parker Gives 10 Year Retrospective Of 2005 Bordeaux Vintage

July 08, 2015

Twelve wines have been given “perfect” 100-point ratings in Robert Parker’s 10-year retrospective of the 2005 Bordeaux vintage. The vintage now has the second largest number of 100 point wines, behind the 2009s which have 19 in total.

None of the wines are from the Médoc, eight are from Saint Emilion, two from Pomerol and two from Pessac Léognan.

"This vintage looks strong and impressive at age 10. I do believe it is eclipsed in quality and consistency by both the 2009s and 2010s, but only by a relatively minor margin," said Parker.

As well as Bordeaux, Parker also re-tasted the 2005 Napas and he recommended that these “stunning” wines now be “included with the other great vintages of the first decade of the 21st century, 2001, 2002 and 2007 – it is that special.”

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