La Commanderie de Bordeaux: Les Cinq (Five Sails - Vancouver, BC): This showed a bit roasted on the nose with graphite and cedar aromas coming through, along with some dark black fruits, sour raspberry and a touch of mint. More towards the red fruit end of the spectrum on the nose compared to the others in this flight. Tons of graphite and cedar on the palate, with rich black cherries and menthol. Lots of lead pencil profile across the board and managed to refrain from showing excessive ripe or roasted notes commonly associated with the vintage. Drinking well already with nice balance but certainly no rush on these. Very good
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(Chateau Gazin Pomerol) #1; COLOR-dark; NOSE-nice bright fruit; like cherry Twizzlers; a little fungi action w/ some dark fruit; TASTE-nice sour cranberries on the back-end; very bright fruit; almost like dried apricots and peach coming through; the initial attack has dried cranberries, then raspberries on the mid-palate with the dried apricots on the finish; nice cedar; the wood integration is terrific; I really like the balance of this wine; it's quite elegant; this wine will really come together in 3-4 years; unlike many from the hot '03 vintage, this is not over-the-top; classically well made; dark fruit; charcoal chalk action coming through on the finish; a good solid Pomerol; I like this wine; good fruit; good balance; drinking quite well (benefits from 2-3 hours of decanting); RP-89; GV-90
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