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FALL 2015

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a fter all has been said and done, we can confidently say that 2005 was a great vintage in Bordeaux. At some Chateau, it was probably the best they have ever produced. Even with the 2009s and 2010s being hyped and pushed upon us day after day, 2005 remains the epitome of what Bordeaux strives to be. It was a drought year, where all villages throughout the commune turned out consistently great wines. Both the left bank and the right, both Merlot-based and Cabernet Sauvignon, the wines were simply stunning. It was also a moment in time when Chateaux throughout Bordeaux had learned from their past mistakes. The overt oak of '89 and '90 didn't work. The wines of '82 could not be recreated in the cellar, and '61 was pie in the sky. The greatness of 2005 was the result of superior attention in the vineyards, Mother Nature, and a deft hand in the cellar. It was a perfect storm of technique, nature and winemaking. ✦ A perfect storm of technique, nature and winemaking. a coMing oF age For 2005 bordeaux BORDEAUx

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