Vintage 2005: Another Monumental Tasting of Bordeaux

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

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.  At this monumental tasting of Bordeaux, you will have the opportunity to hear the viewpoint of our Special Guest and Moderator, Lisa Perrotti-Brown.

There are many different characteristics of Bordeaux wine that make each vintage shine.  Rarely will you find a vintage that encompasses ALL the characteristics that distinguish great Bordeaux.

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.

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.

Pam and Steve Taylor have donated 3 bottles each of 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 cuisine of one of Nashville’s favorites, Chef Kevin Ramquist of The Unicorn, Nashville.

Wine list includes: 

First Flight, Saint-Émilion

  • Château Monbousquet
  • Clos Fourtet
  • Château La Gaffelière
  • Château Pavie
  • Château Angélus
  • Château Cheval Blanc
  • Château Ausone


Second Flight, Pomerol & Pessac-Léognan

  • Château La Conseillante
  • Château L’Evangile
  • Château Trotanoy
  • Château La Mission Haut-Brion
  • Château Haut-Brion
  • Château Lafleur
  • Château Le Pin
  • Château Petrus


Third Flight, Margaux & Saint-Julien

  • Château Malescot St. Exupèry
  • Château Lascombes
  • Château Ducru-Beaucaillou
  • Château Palmer
  • Château Léoville Barton
  • Château Léoville Las Cases
  • Château Léoville Poyferré
  • Château Rauzan-Ségla
  • Château Margaux


Fourth Flight, Pauillac & Saint-Estèphe

  • Château Lynch-Bages
  • Château Montrose
  • Château Cos d’Estournel
  • Château Pichon-Longueville au Baron
  • Château Pichon-Longueville Comtesse de Lalande
  • Château Mouton Rothschild
  • Château Latour
  • Château Lafite Rothschild


Plus, your evening will begin with Salon Cuvée ‘S’ Le Mesnil Blanc de Blancs Brut 1996, and end with Château d’Yquem from 2001. There are only 2 pours remaining for $5,000 per pour. Guests have the option of sharing their pour for an additional $250.

Contact to inquire about one of the remaining spots for this historic event. 

Covid-19 Protocol

Nashville Wine Auction is invested in the health of our guests and the overall community.  Guests attending Vintage 2005 will be asked to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours.

Patrons may present a physical vaccination card or a photo of a vaccination card. COVID-19 tests should be dated-stamped PCR or antigen tests administered within 48 hours prior to the event. (Home tests will not be accepted.)

The Nashville Wine Auction has long supported our local cancer community organizations, and we look forward to continuing to do so in the safest way possible.

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