2005 Conn Valley - Eloge 750ml

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2005 Conn Valley - Eloge
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Wine Advocate | 96

The 2005 Eloge, essentially the same blend as the 2004, is even better. A terrific wine that has put on significant weight since I tasted it last year. It now reveals gorgeous incense, cedar, black currant, and cherry notes intermixed with some spice box, new saddle leather, and smoky, gamey notes. Full-bodied, dense, chewy, but gorgeously elegant, complex, and altogether perfectly balanced, this is a fabulous effort and is already drinkable, but promises to evolve and last for at least another 15-20 years.

Drink Dates: 2007-2027
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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Score: 93
Author: richie g
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 08/29/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2025
Gorgeous dark, almost opaque color. Nice nose of leather and earth. Deep rich palate with typical creme de cassis, oak and tobacco. I thought this was still a little primary in the fruit. Hopefully I can wait a few more years to try again with the hopes that it will become more integrated/balanced. If this showed more structure it could be 3-4 points higher. Should have decanted.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Score: 97
Author: Front Man
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 01/30/2012
I was VERY impressed with this wine. Although young and still having substantial tannins, they were smooth and did not detract from the wine. Soaring, complex aromatics of leather, soil, mushroom & cassis, this just kept impressing with every sip. This has the structure to go many more years. I would like to get more of this wine.

1 of 1 people found this review useful.

Score: 89
Author: Pierre T184
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/29/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2015
Alcoholic, cherry-violet nose. Strong violet, "Choward" gum taste with firm, almost harsh tannins, tends to feel overly green and unripe, short finish. Maybe more time in the bottle may help.

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