Bordeaux 2005 - Pomerol

In terms of the viticultural year, 2005 vintage reminded Christian Moueix of 1982. 'It was the same type of easy year except a little drier and with yields better controlled,' he says. Certainly conditions, as in the rest of Bordeaux, were ideal. Water stress was the only worry but in general the vineyards adapted to the dry conditions avoiding the difficulties seen in 2003. Sugar potential was high (though not as excessive as some ACs) so the wines have power. They also have an abundance of fruit, impressive tannin levels and good acidity providing an overall feeling of balance. Quality across the appellation is reasonably homogenous, the wines built for the long haul. In style, this is perhaps a purer and more intense version of 1982 with a hint of the power of 1989. Undeniably a very good year for Pomerol. James Lawther MW

Wine name Producer Country Region Vintage

Chateau Petrus, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Lafleur, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau l'Eglise-Clinet, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau La Conseillante, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau l'Evangile, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Trotanoy, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Clos l'Eglise, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau La Fleur Petrus, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Hosanna, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Les Pensees de Lafleur, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Vieux Chateau Certan, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Beauregard, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Certan de May de Certan, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Latour a Pomerol, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Le Gay, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Gazin, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Petit Village, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Le Pin, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau le Bon Pasteur, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Clinet, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Clos Rene, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau la Croix-de-Gay, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau du Domaine de l'Eglise, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Gombaude-Guillot, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Guillot, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

La Petite Eglise, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Taillefer, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Bellegrave, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Bourgneuf-Vayron, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau la Grave a Pomerol, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Nenin, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Feytit-Clinet, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Bonalgue, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau la Croix, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau la Croix de Casse

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Moulinet, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Vray Croix de Gay, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Beau Soleil, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau la Cabanne, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Mazeyres, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Montviel, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau la Pointe, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Cantelauze, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau La Providence, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005

Chateau Franc-Maillet, Pomerol

N/A N/A N/A 2005