See Decanter's vintage guide for Médoc and Graves 2005.

Médoc and Graves 2005


All indicators point to an exceptional vintage.

Weather Conditions

This year was very dry with little rainfall from May to August. Showers broke the drought in September then drying winds coming by harvest time. The acidities, sugar and extract of the grapes all look quite good. Unlike 2003, there was no heat damage in the form of heat-shriveled or stunted berries.

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