Deep red-ruby. Sexy aromas of black raspberry, smoke and minerals. Fat, plush and seamless in the mouth, with a nicely restrained sweetness to the slowly mounting flavors of raspberry and smoke. The compelling ripeness and sweetness of fruit of the vintage come through loud and clear on the back end.
Tasted blind. Dark crimson. Round, sweet and ready on the nose. Pretty far along its evolution! VA a little high and just a bit too evolved for glory. But it s fun to drink now.
Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023
Robert Parker 89
The second wine, the 2005 Bahans-Haut-Brion, is a fruit-forward, deliciously soft, round, stylish offering possessing hints of figs, plums, black currants, cherries, and minerals. Soft, with supple tannin, it is ideal for drinking over the next 12-15 years. By the way, in 2007, this cuvee’s name will be changed to Le Clarence de Haut-Brion.
Anticipated maturity: 2008-2023