2005 Larkmead - Firebelle 750ml

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2005 Larkmead - Firebelle

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International Wine Cellar | 91

($45; 48% merlot, 40% cabernet sauvignon, 9% cabernet franc and 3% petit verdot) Bright ruby-red. Spicy black fruits, licorice, herbs and lavender on the nose. Supple, lush and chewy, with enticing sweetness to the berry and chocolate flavors. Finishes with dusty, building tannins. This gained in sweetness and complexity with extended aeration.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | 91

The 2005 Firebelle, a blend of 48% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, has a Bordeaux-like personality in this vintage. Revealing some spicy black cherry and cedary notes intermixed with some forest floor and subtle barrique, the wine has excellent ripeness, a touch of licorice in the mouth, and a medium-bodied, stylish, but long finish with hints of white chocolate. This is a beauty to drink over the next 12-15 years.

Drink Dates: 2007-2022
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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Wine Spectator | 90

This starts off sleek and elegant, then slowly takes on structure and complexity. Aromas of currant and cedar open to boysenberry, spice and earthy mineral flavors that finish with ripe but firm tannins. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. 2,122 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2010-2015
Author: Tim Fish


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Score: 91
Author: rphillips26
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 07/22/2010
Drink Dates: 2007-2022
Score: 90
Author: Tim and Jaimes Wine
Trust Rating: 78
Tasted On: 08/10/2008
Very nice bordeaux blend that paired well with our bison steaks. Velvety tanins, but not over the top.
More Vintages and Sizes of Larkmead - Firebelle:

2011 (750ml)
2010 (750ml)

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