White and Red 2005 Bordeaux

The Wine Club, San Francisco
Tasted Saturday, April 25, 2009 by drwine2001 with 336 views

Flight 1 - Whites (3 Notes)

Flight 2 - Reds (4 Notes)

  • 2005 Château Talbot

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien

    Dark center. Clean, classic cassis. Really well balanced with nice feel and weight, good acidity and perfectly ripe, round tannins that are substantial but not grippy. This is excellent and more than tastable now.

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  • 2005 Clos du Marquis

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien

    Quite dark. More graphite than fruit on the nose. At once, you can sense its lush feel and dark blackberry fruit which is juxtaposed against very high but fine tannins. Youthfully unintegrated but this should be very good given adequate time.

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  • 2005 Château Beau-Séjour Bécot

    France, Bordeaux, Libournais, St. Émilion Grand Cru

    Dark, completely saturated to rim. Much higher toned and herbaceous than the other reds today. Merlot and Cabernet Franc fruit. Less dense than the other wines, in fact, somewhat stringy with tannins sticking out. Not for me, especially at this price.

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  • 2005 Château Léoville Poyferré

    France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien

    Dark with slight lightening at the edge. Some upfront wood, but very attractive plum and violet. Excellent concentration and this has some airiness to it as well. Underlying sweet fruit, subtle pine notes, good acidity, ripe, regal tannins, and great length. I think that there is more than enough here to deal with the wood. Most impressive and very promising structure and balance for aging.

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Closing

I was pleasantly surprised with how much I could get out of the reds at a time when many are closing down.

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