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International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138
($55-$65) Good red-ruby. Very ripe aromas of musky currant , black raspberry, camphor and tobacco leaf. Round and plump for St. Estephe, with noteworthy volume and seamless texture; sweeter by far than the chateau's 2007 or 2006 samples but possesses harmonious framing acidity. Finishes with broad tannins that arrive late. A big success.
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Author: Robert Parker
At present, this structured, backward 2005 is dominated by the vintage's substantial tannins. It exhibits a saturated ruby/purple color, a reticent but promising bouquet of sweet black fruits intermixed with weedy tobacco, licorice, and leather characteristics. Medium-bodied and powerful, with excruciating tannin, but promising potential, patience is most definitely required.
Author: James Suckling
Has notes of blackberry, with Indian spices and green tea. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins, a silky texture and a medium finish. Balanced and very refined. A beautiful young wine.
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 01/20/2013
A bit early, but good potential (acidity and tannins still very present). Very pleasant notes of black fruit (plum, cherry) and sweet finish.
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/07/2011
Drink Dates: 2016-2030
Trust Rating: 91
Tasted On: 09/08/2009
surprisingly easy to drink after a double decanting... nice layering of flavors, silky. highly recommended at this price pt!
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 01/18/2008
Gamey, with earth and spice, but super smooth on the palate. Amazing for this price point.
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