Straddling the fence between hedonistic and intellectual, the truffle, rose, violet, tobacco and dark plum nose gets you, holds you and makes you take another sniff before you sip. Full bodied, concentrated, silky, smooth and still young, there is still tannin to soften. But there is so much ripe fruit you can drink it today. But if you have patience, give it 5 to 10 more years and you’re going to be taste pure magic.
Tasted next to the 2006. The fruit on the nose seemed a bit darker, riper, with great depth again. On the palate much more backward and firm with a nice, long mineral finish. This needs a bit more time but is very promising. 94-95+
This one needs some time to come around still very young. Tasted along side the 2004 and 2008. This one had noticeably more tannins from the french oak than the other two. At first blush, the 2004 was drinking great. Over a two hour period of sipping all three the 2005 came out to shine. I still think this needs way more time to develop, but should be a special wine if given enough cellar time.
Hospitaliers de Pomerol (Pomerol): Fairly closed on the nose revealing only glimpses of ripe dark fruit, cocoa, violet and some truffle. The palate matched. Big, dense and needs time to uncoil. Will be quite a wine.
This keeps getting better and better. From start to finish, there is nothing out of place in this sensuous Pomerol. The truffle, black cherry, cocoa and floral nose, the layers of silky, sweet fruits and the opulent, polished, pure finish are a thing of beauty. I really like this wine and it's only starting to reveal its character.
A lush wine, with polished tannins, and a nice medium finish. There's a bit of spice and oak right out of the bottle that fades with air. This is ultimately lacking some freshness, complexity, and sense of place to be great. Think I might've had a hard time differentiating this from a California wine in a blind tasting.
Still young, the wine needed a few hours of air before its beautiful array of fresh plum, chocolate, licorice, floral, dark cherry, earth and vanilla scents bloomed. Full bodied, polished, supple, round and rich, the tannins are pure silk and velvet. Give this another 5-8 years and you’ll be rewarded with a superb Pomerol.
Truffle, earth, blackberry liqueur, forest floor and fresh picked flowers pop from the glass as soon it's poured. This rich, lush, polished, round wine is filled with black cherry, plum, spice and cocoa flavors. Elegance paired with chocolate sensuality is an apt descriptor for this beautiful Pomerol wine.
Drinking beautifully already as the wine has very silky palate. Very expressive nose of flowers, crushed berries and limestone. Much more expressive than the 09 but not as profound. Francois Mauss also mentioned that comparing two wines of inner energy is quite fascinating, clearly favoring the 09.
Shared with Wine School of Philadelphia. Double decanted. Dark red/blue, not completely opaque. Lavender, deep dark fruit. Beautiful aromatics. Chocolate cherry and earthy on the mid palate. Long. Lengthy. With Length. Elegant, with power and structure. Evolving. And built to last. A lovely, lovely wine. Wonderful.
Ruby blood, deep core, Rich blackcurrant and toasty oak a sweet spice very ingaining nose, This wine has a rich opluent palate which has exellent balance of acidiy and tanins this is very colplex and powerful very sudtive and sexy VCC this is the best i have had.
Ripe, round, rich, stylish and even sexy, this deep Pomerol is filled with spice, floral, chocolate and dark berry notes with hints of black raspberry. Full bodied, with velvety tannins, this is what Bordeaux offers in the best vintages.