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Vintage 2005: Another Monumental Tasting of Bordeaux | Lot 125

This soon-to-be-legendary event will be one of the biggest in Nashville Wine Auction history!

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2005 Bordeaux wine remains a contender for the finest vintage from Bordeaux in modern times. In 2010, Robert Parker gave a record twelve 2005 Bordeaux wines perfect 100-point ratings. Imagine what he might say if he tasted them again in 2020. At this monumental tasting of Bordeaux, you will have the opportunity to hear the viewpoint of our Special Guest and Moderator, Lisa Perrotti-Brown on this very topic.

There are many different characteristics of Bordeaux wine that make each vintage shine. One year, you might have a wine that has perfectly rounded tannins. Another year might bring intense fruit flavors. Then another vintage might find the perfect balance between fruit, wood, and alcohol. But rarely will you find a Bordeaux wine that encompasses ALL the characteristics that distinguish great Bordeaux.

Experts said that this vintage would need 15 years of bottle age to become truly perfect. Well, the time has come to open these Bordeaux beauties.

Still fresh and vibrant like young wine yet with layers of diverse aromas and flavors, from bright red fruit to decadent game and earth, these modern classics envelop the rich complexity of character that only develops in a great wine from a great vintage. And they are electrifying to drink.

Pam and Steve Taylor have held back 32 glorious 2005 Bordeaux just for this epic black-tie evening. On Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Saint Elle, your understanding of Bordeaux and the 2005 vintage will be enlightened by Wine Advocate’s Editor-in-Chief, Lisa Perrotti-Brown. Your palate will effectively be spoiled beyond measure by the collaborative cuisine of Birmingham’s Chef Chris Hastings, James Beard Award Winner for Best Chef in the South, and one of Nashville’s favorites, Chef Kevin Ramquist of The Unicorn, Nashville.

First Flight, Saint-Émilion


Second Flight, Pomerol & Pessac-Léognan


Third Flight, Margaux & Saint-Julien


Fourth Flight, Pauillac & Saint-Estèphe

Plus, your evening will begin with Salon Cuvée ‘S’ Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Brut 1996, and end with Château d’Yquem from 2001. This soon-to-be-legendary event will be one of the biggest in Nashville Wine Auction history with Special Guest and Moderator, Lisa Perrotti-Brown. There are only 8 pours available for $5,000 per spot. Winning bidders have the option of bringing a guest to share their pour for an additional $250. Please let the staff know if you wish to purchase a shared pour admission.

Restrictions: Rescheduling this dinner may be necessary due to health restrictions set forth by Nashville Metro government. Tasting to take place on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Saint Elle. No exceptions. Nashville Wine Auction reserves the right to add wines to this tasting. Purchase of one admission entitles buyer to one pour of each wine listed. Shared pours can be purchased after the event by contacting the Nashville Wine Auction office.

Donated by Pam & Steve Taylor, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Chef Chris Hastings, Chef Kevin Ramquist