Has the 2005 vintage produced the most perfect, the most gorgeous, the greatest Bordeaux the world has ever seen? If you believe all the extravagant praise coming from producers and media alike, you might believe that's true. But it's better to separate hype from reality and look at the wines themselves.
To begin with, it appears that this will be the most expensive vintage in history for those who are buying Bordeaux futures. And by the time the wines are actually bottled and shipped in late 2007 or early 2008, I suspect that barring some sort of global economic collapse, prices will be even higher. But will the wines be worth the money? And what will buyers actually be getting?
A Vintage Perspective