Red

2005 Havens Wine Cellars Bourriquot

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2010 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 224

  • tomandlu wrote: 93 points

    August 27, 2020 - Popped and poured. Virtually opaque garnet-red in the glass, also a bit cloudy. The nose, from the start, was an almost searingly intense mix of cocoa, tobacco, tar, plums, allspice, coffee, and iron. The intensity subsided after about 30 minutes but the complexity did not, in fact other aromas like cinnamon and peat came in too. The wine was quite silky on the palate with all of the tannins resolved yet with plenty of fruit still present. The depth and persistence on the palate didn't quite match the nose, though. I am stunned that this wine has remained this intense and cannot imagine it getting better. Purchased on release and stored in my cellar since.

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  • NoWineWiz Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 15, 2020 - This just keeps on going. Similar notes to previous, just silkier!

  • MarkandBetty Likes this wine:

    March 28, 2020 - It is good with steak or other heavy meat. It needs decanting to bring out the best flavor

  • msny98 Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 27, 2019 - Opened at the restaurant with my wine group. Drank really well, no flaws. Still kicking but way more mature that my last note (9 years will do that). Nice old world balance for a new world wine.

  • 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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  • 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

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 753 (39%)
  • Consumed 1,162 (61%)

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