Sometime in the not-too-distant future, God and the Panama Canal willing, Spiritmerchants will be getting in it's mammoth order of the 2005 Bordeaux's. (It's not quite as mammoth for the store as it originally was, with a few of the rarer specimens already spoken for by some of the Island's nicer restaurants, but this leaves more splendid deals for the rest of us.) Some Highlights? How about Chateau Cos D'Estournel's 2005 Goulée for a start? Robert Parker gave it a score of 91, sipping it from the barrel in 2006; and while we at Spinnakers by no means worship at Parker's pant-cuffs, well, even a blind pig finds a truffle now and then. In the same price-range, we'll be stocking a half-a-dozen cases of Chateau D'Aiguilhe (90-93 points from Parker in 2007), and altogether, we'll be bringing in almost a hundred cases of fifteen different chateaux, ranging in price from under $20 to whatever we finally come up with for the Cos D'Estournel that we spent a painful number of Euros for.
We'll have a complete list up on the blog and the store site when I get around to it, but in the meantime, here's the story renowned negociant and all-around Bordeaux sage Bill Blatch had to tell about the 2005 vintage in Bordeaux, pilfered from Jancis Robinson's website.