Cru Bourgeois. Haut Medoc, Bordeaux, France. 13.5%
This sort of wine confirms my expectations for 2005, there are going to be some very good moderately priced Chateaux. Consumed over 3 nights (to give it a bit of oxidation) it’s an intense wine with powerful fleshy core of fruit. A total lack of herbaceous character, yet still adequate fresh acidity.