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2005 Chateau Grand PontetBlend from France


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  • 93 Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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"Kudos to proprietress Sophie Porquet, who also makes the sensational Cotes de Castillon, Joanin-Becot. From this 35-acre vineyard she has fashioned a sensational blend of 70% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Her finest effort since taking over this property in 1999, the 2005 boasts a saturated purple color followed by notes of ripe blackberries, black currants, licorice, incense, chocolate, and espresso. Thick, highly-extracted flavors nearly obscure the elevated tannins. This big, serious, rich claret is meant to last for three decades or more. A great wine for the vintage, it is also a sleeper of the vintage given the fact that this estate remains under most consumer’s radar. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2030+."

Product Detail

Item # 7910
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Sub-Region St. Emilion

93 - Robert Parker - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Vintage 2005
Color Red
Varietal(s) Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Taste tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper, green bean, currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar
Nose tobacco, broccoli, berry, flower, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather