2005 Realm - The Bard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90(+?)

($75; 62% cabernet sauvignon, 28% merlot and 10% petit verdot) Saturated, deep red. Fruit-driven aromas of raspberry and cherry. A creamy-sweet fruit bomb sexed up by all new oak and a high percentage of Taransaud and Darnajou barrels. Finishes with serious but ripe tannins and a note of medicinal cherry.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 138

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 93

A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot, the 2005 The Bard exhibits chocolate espresso, mocha, black currants, lavender, and cedar characteristics, along with terrific stuffing and a layered mouthfeel. While it is not as complex as the previous two efforts, I may have caught it at a slightly more subdued stage as it is just as concentrated as those cuvees.

Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 174

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Customer Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 92
Author: Adriel L
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 03/04/2009
The petite syrah still holds sway over this blend. Adds spice to the initial opening.

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Realm Cellars' mission is to produce handcrafted Bordeaux varietals, in limited quantities, from the finest fruit available in Napa Valley.

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