Pauillac, Bordeaux, France. 13%
Dark, intense, polished young claret, yet for all that surprisingly approachable – I suppose that’s what people have been writing about 2005 but I haven’t quite believed it, as young classed growth Bordeaux can be pretty much an intellectual rather than sensual pleasure. This could last 15+ years and really needs to be kept for a good while.
I’ve read reports that in 2005 this wine’s stablemate Chateau Clerc Milon is superiour – but these were reports from early tastings. It would certainly be fun to try these side by side, I doubt either would be in any way disappointing.