International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138
($1; 700) Deep ruby-red. Black raspberry and licorice on the nose. Dense and sweet but youthfully tight; a serious young wine with terrific verve and the acid/tannin backbone to support a long and glorious evolution in bottle. Very long on the back end, with mouth-saturating fruit and tannins. Like La Chapelle-and in direct contrast to Bahans and Haut-Brion-this is quite backward today, and almost certain to merit a higher rating in the future.
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Author: Jancis Robinson
Very dark healthy crimson. Very sweet plus mineral. Very fine and glorious and flattering and lovely – the sort of wine you would expect Margaux to taste like. Lovely length and completeness. Still lots of fine tannins on the finish.
Author: Robert Parker
Another massive effort, the inky/purple-colored 2005 La Mission-Haut-Brion is broodingly backward and foreboding. The aromatic profile offers hints of charcoal, freshly laid hot tar, truffles, graphite and black fruits. Full-bodied, powerful, tannic and almost painfully extracted and concentrated with tremendous structure, good acidity and a massive finish, this infant wine is largely unchanged since I first tasted it from bottle. If everything comes together in 10-15 years, this brilliant 2005 should merit a triple digit score. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2050+.
Author: James Suckling
The Indian spices and blackberry on the nose are so enticing and inspiring, leading to a full-bodied palate, with very polished tannins that caress. Goes on and on as this builds on the palate, with a mineral and berry aftertaste. For long-term aging. 5,665 cases made.
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 08/11/2012
Drink Dates: 2015-2035
Trust Rating: 84
Tasted On: 09/30/2009
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Trust Rating: 14
Tasted On: 12/24/2008
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