This wine reveals terrific intensity with youthful hints as well of some savory spice and meaty aromas. Full-bodied and opulent with more structure than some previous vintages. This should be at its finest in 5-8 years and last for two decades or more.
International Wine Cellar(2005 Vintage) Dark red. Musky plum, mocha, tobacco, licorice and herbs on the complex nose: shades of Cheval Blanc? Sweet, suave and penetrating, with compelling nuance to the seamless flavors of plum, herbs and tobacco leaf. This saturates the palate without any heaviness. Wonderfully suave and long on the aftertaste, with suggestions of candied fruits and tobacco. This one also struck me as more Right Bank than Left, though obviously with a firmer spine for extended aging. A beauty.