EP 589 2005 Bordeaux tasting- Blind

Gary Vaynerchuk puts 4 Bordeaux wines from the classic 2005 Vintage to the test!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Chateau CouspaudeSt Emilion
2005 Chateau BrownGraves/Pessac-Leognan
2005 Chateau CamensacOther Red Bordeaux
2005 Chateau La ClemencePomerol

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Luca Bercelli

93/100

line of the day – ‘this is farm city, Nebraska, USA’

As with all the blind tasting episodes this one is phenomenal. The G man’s palate is ridonculous

Tags: 2005 Bordeaux, Blind Tasting, France, red, review, Video, wine, wines

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  • */^_^\*

    it would be neat to see a double blind where the audience had to guess what you were tasting…..can enough detail be gleamed from tasting notes to give the audience an idea of what varietal/region the wine is? hmmmm……

    everybody leaves a comment guessing the wines and the answers revealed the next day. yes….i like this idea….

  • Dan in Stuttgart, GE

    QOTD…I have a small selection of Bordeaux wines. Most in the 7-15 euro ($10-$20) range. Most I haven’t tried yet. Many come from small European wine shops or right from the vineyards, so I’m not sure of the Stateside exposure.

    Most are Bordeaux Superior and a couple Grand Cru quality. Some of them include Ch Haut Gay, Ch Timberlay, Ch Barrail Laussac and Ch La Fleur De Lescours.

  • Dan in Stuttgart, GE

    QOTD…I have a small selection of Bordeaux wines. Most in the 7-15 euro ($10-$20) range. Most I haven’t tried yet. Many come from small European wine shops or right from the vineyards, so I’m not sure of the Stateside exposure.

    Most are Bordeaux Superior and a couple Grand Cru quality. Some of them include Ch Haut Gay, Ch Timberlay, Ch Barrail Laussac and Ch La Fleur De Lescours.

  • http://www.robertfranciswine.ie/ robertfrancis

    i bought Ch d’armailhac and dosiy vedrine 05 !

    Great show gary – any chance you coming to ireland ? there is a huge crowd of people here who would love to meet you !

  • http://www.robertfranciswine.ie robertfrancis

    i bought Ch d’armailhac and dosiy vedrine 05 !

    Great show gary – any chance you coming to ireland ? there is a huge crowd of people here who would love to meet you !

  • MLee

    QOTD: Chx. Lascombes, Pontet Canet, Cos D’estournel, Lagrange, Grand Pontet

    Sorry ’bout the Jets, dude. At least the Pats didn’t make it either, right?

  • MLee

    QOTD: Chx. Lascombes, Pontet Canet, Cos D’estournel, Lagrange, Grand Pontet

    Sorry ’bout the Jets, dude. At least the Pats didn’t make it either, right?

  • MLee

    QOTD: Oh, also Duhart-Milon, Beausejour Becot, Smith Haut Lafitte BLANC, and BLANC de Lynch Bages. Also some Suduiraut in 375s.

    A truly great show (as usual)!!

  • MLee

    QOTD: Oh, also Duhart-Milon, Beausejour Becot, Smith Haut Lafitte BLANC, and BLANC de Lynch Bages. Also some Suduiraut in 375s.

    A truly great show (as usual)!!

  • yowens

    QOTD: Valrose, Cour D’argent, Montveil, Sansonnet, Brisson, Rollan de by, Caron St. Gemme, Marquis Becker, Mesille – Aubert, Haut-Bergey, Marjosse.

  • yowens

    QOTD: Valrose, Cour D’argent, Montveil, Sansonnet, Brisson, Rollan de by, Caron St. Gemme, Marquis Becker, Mesille – Aubert, Haut-Bergey, Marjosse.

  • CBone

    Great show! I haven’t bought any 2005 Bordeaux yet, but will soon.

  • CBone

    Great show! I haven’t bought any 2005 Bordeaux yet, but will soon.

  • http://www.meetup.com/WoW-Wine-on-Wednesday/ kathyintex ( kathyd )

    I’m going blind! Love the blind tastings – so much drama. Looking for the La Clemence from Pomerol as we speak. (Google me this!)

    QOTD ~ Have had a few, but the most recent at a tasting for work was the Christian Moueix 2005 Medoc ( I saw that Cork’d rated it 94 pts. I thought it was a terrific buy at $18 in our store. Lots of upfront dark fruit followed by firm tannins in the end – will buy some and hold a few years to see what develops! PS – tried the Christian Moueix 2005 St Emilion – it was far too acidic for me – needs more time in the bottle.

  • http://www.meetup.com/WoW-Wine-on-Wednesday/ kathyintex ( kathyd )

    I’m going blind! Love the blind tastings – so much drama. Looking for the La Clemence from Pomerol as we speak. (Google me this!)

    QOTD ~ Have had a few, but the most recent at a tasting for work was the Christian Moueix 2005 Medoc ( I saw that Cork’d rated it 94 pts. I thought it was a terrific buy at $18 in our store. Lots of upfront dark fruit followed by firm tannins in the end – will buy some and hold a few years to see what develops! PS – tried the Christian Moueix 2005 St Emilion – it was far too acidic for me – needs more time in the bottle.

  • Bothuyne Carl

    Well, I have from 2005; Cos d’Estournel, Ducru Beaucaillou, Vieux Chateau Certan and the red Pape Clement. These are all great wine but I personally prefer the great Bordeaux wines from the year 2003. Of course, the 2005s have often more acidity than the 2003s. But I prefer, for my palate, pure knockout wines!

  • Bothuyne Carl

    Well, I have from 2005; Cos d’Estournel, Ducru Beaucaillou, Vieux Chateau Certan and the red Pape Clement. These are all great wine but I personally prefer the great Bordeaux wines from the year 2003. Of course, the 2005s have often more acidity than the 2003s. But I prefer, for my palate, pure knockout wines!

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Great episode, glad you finally got around to a blind tasting. Im excited for the future ( the ones I own ). I hope all the money you forced me to spend didnt go to waste! QOTD: 2 Cos d’ Estrounel, a Monbousquet, a D’ Issan, a Figeac, and a Reignac. More to come, too! Costco has some huge deals. I get lots of bottles from them that are like 30% cheaper than wine stores. So basically a $300 wine for $200. I also have some nice 05 Sauternes as well.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Great episode, glad you finally got around to a blind tasting. Im excited for the future ( the ones I own ). I hope all the money you forced me to spend didnt go to waste! QOTD: 2 Cos d’ Estrounel, a Monbousquet, a D’ Issan, a Figeac, and a Reignac. More to come, too! Costco has some huge deals. I get lots of bottles from them that are like 30% cheaper than wine stores. So basically a $300 wine for $200. I also have some nice 05 Sauternes as well.

  • Wine Retard

    you are a funny, funny man.

  • Wine Retard

    you are a funny, funny man.

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD:

    Ch. Amarande (Bordeaux AOC)
    Ch. Bel Air (Haut Medoc)
    Ch. Pitray (Cotes De Castillon)

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD:

    Ch. Amarande (Bordeaux AOC)
    Ch. Bel Air (Haut Medoc)
    Ch. Pitray (Cotes De Castillon)

  • CDOG

    Merry Xmas to everyone!!

    2005’s: Cos D’Estournel, Leoville Las Cases and Poyferre, Langoa Barton, Pavie, Angelus, Figeac, Beausejour, La Fleur (St. Em), Clos L’Eglise, Haut Brisson La Reserve, Balthus, Lynsolence, Sansonnet, Monbousquet, Le Gay

  • CDOG

    Merry Xmas to everyone!!

    2005’s: Cos D’Estournel, Leoville Las Cases and Poyferre, Langoa Barton, Pavie, Angelus, Figeac, Beausejour, La Fleur (St. Em), Clos L’Eglise, Haut Brisson La Reserve, Balthus, Lynsolence, Sansonnet, Monbousquet, Le Gay

  • CDOG

    and FOUR La Clemence!!!!!

  • CDOG

    and FOUR La Clemence!!!!!

  • CharlieTN

    Gary, you need to do an entire show with that Hulk Hogan mask on.

  • Eirikpm

    QOTD: chateau la grolet

  • John__J

    qotd: Most recently Chateau de Pez

  • Anonymous

    Still prefer a Cali Cab vs French Cab, enjoy fruit more than dirt. QOTD-none http://www.winelx.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630276710 Luca Bercelli

    93/100

    line of the day – ‘this is farm city, Nebraska, USA’

    As with all the blind tasting episodes this one is phenomenal. The G man’s palate is ridonculous

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