June 16, 2019 - 2005 tient ses promesses. Ce vin est un peu lourd et alcoolique, manque d’élégance mais OK quand même
March 11, 2019 - Blue and red fruits are accompanied by a hint of green herbal notes and ever present right bank minreality. After an hour decant the wine opens up nicely. It is still evolving and I see an upside to this wine still. Delightful.
December 10, 2018 - Drinking well now. Big fruit morphing into mineral. A vg terroir bordeaux.
August 27, 2018 - Not a Bordeaux drinker, but this fit my mood. I thought this was perfectly correct and as good an example of St Emilion I've had in a while. I was also reminded why I rarely drink Bordeaux. I just don't get a lot of pleasure, even when I recognize the quality.
August 26, 2018 - Very enjoyable. Classic well aged St E with several years of high quality life remaining.
June 22, 2018 - Thoroughly enjoying a bottle after decant, and it’s not “thin” at all. Excellent expression of a Grand Cru Classe (and I do taste bell pepper), though I would drink now or in the very near future. To me, this is the difference between the elegance of aged Bordeaux and other stuff.
April 26, 2018 - Thought this was in decline in 2014 and still feel that way now. Less aromatic today, some pleasant mint & graphite with a palate that doesn't possess any real interesting character. Tannins have mellowed, but there isn't much left behind and the level of ripeness in 2005 didn't allow for any bell pepper, herbs or cedar character so i am less than enamored at this stage.
April 26, 2018 - Exquisite - perfect time to drink it.
December 29, 2017 - In a great place. Dark, almost black fruits, good St Emilion nose, tannins very well integrated by this time, well balanced. Loved it with a charred ribeye and some scalloped potatoes.
October 7, 2017 - Medium crimson color. Serious nose of brambles, roasted meat, and a resinous pine tree aroma. At cellar temperature, the palate tastes thin to start. With some decanting, this fills out a bit. It's medium-bodied, though without a great deal of tertiary evolution. This finishes smooth with rich, ripe red fruits. The Merlot has softened such that this is pleasant to drink now. It will probably bear a few more years in the cellar, though this is not strictly necessary for enjoyable drinking.