2005 Chateau Richelieu La Favorite
currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean
violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower
"A sleeper" - Robert Parker. Those were the only remarks made by Robert Parker after reviewing the wine a second time in April of 2007. His earlier remarks were "A sleeper of the vintage, this blend of 69% Merlot and 31% Cabernet Franc possesses superb intensity, sweet, supple tannin, loads of blueberry, raspberry, and black currant fruit, and hints of minerals and earth. This impressively pure, well-endowed Fronsac should drink well for 10-12 years." 88-90 RP - Score was upgraded by Robert Parker to current 90-93 Point score!