Red

2005 Havens Wine Cellars Bourriquot

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2010 - 2019 (Edit)
CT90.9 259 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 220

  • tomandlu wrote: 94 points

    May 25, 2019 - Popped and poured and consumed over three hours. Deep, virtually opaque red-garnet color with little fading at the rim. Nose somewhat reticent at first but eventually blossomed into a dense, intense blend of earth, Asian spices, oak, and deep red fruits. Wonderfully rich and mouth-filling on the palate with loads of fruit, some lingering tannins, and lovely balancing acidity all creating a very harmonious and succulent wine that was never jammy. Long finish of coffee and tobacco.

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  • Ellenkf Likes this wine: 90 points

    April 3, 2019 - Highly aromatic -baked cherries, ripe blackberries, cassis. Grip of tannins, graphite, and dried herbs dominate the palate, all enrobed in creamy rich oak. The fruit is concentrated but not sweet. Regal.

  • BURGHen Boy wrote: flawed

    December 25, 2018 - Cork looked to be intact. VA bitter on finish. Brett perhaps but no other barnyard present. Just off, could not drink

  • Winiac wrote: 88 points

    November 11, 2018 - Very nicely matured with exqusite aromas of old cabernet, but the fruit on the paalte is not quite ripe, yet well aged and mature. Acid minus. Overal well made wine. Don't keep anymore, it is staeting to fade.

  • Winiac wrote: 89 points

    August 3, 2018 - oicey with some oxidized bouquet that would disappear after 1 hour of decanting. Balanced with focused flavor but medium to short on finish. Still enjoyable and had delicious factor.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)

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  • By Gary Vaynerchuk
    Relationship Day: Wine for Relationships, Episode #682, 5/26/2009 (link) (92-93) points

    (Havens Bourriquot) #1; COLOR-dark; NOSE-just gorgeous red fruit components (cranberry & rhubarb); and then some creamy vanilla & cedar; PALATE-a big wine with lots of flavor; this wine is so delicious and drinks like a $75-$100 wine; like a Right Bank Bordeaux (67% Cab Franc, 33% Merlot); a very young wine; getting tannins on the mid-palate; subtle rose petal meets grenache chocolate soufflé on the attack that is then overwhelmed by the bitterness on the back-end because this is a big young wine; a beast of a wine; big structure and big tannins, but the tannins are bitter and tight, but still quite sweet; this should really develop over the next 3-7 years and will easily last 12-15 years; I like the chocolate and sour red strawberries on the back-end; very nuanced for me; I love this wine and think it's spectacular; RP-92; ST-90/93; GV-92/93

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Havens Wine Cellars
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Bourriquot
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 089046000144

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 798 (42%)
  • Consumed 1,108 (58%)

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