Saturday, April 11, 2009

Chateau Pey La Tour 2005 wine review by (PB)

Opaque hue with rich dark berry fruit with chocolate front, black cherry and berry nose.

On opening the palate is tight and needs to breathe.

After an hour of air, there is a little earth, minerals fruit is still tight and would do well with another hour of air but this is a nice wine and a super value at $13!

Remember this is from the GREAT vintage of 05 and great vintages tend to need some time to open as they age very well and need oxygen to unlock what is there. Finishes with smokey charcoal. I would like to buy a few more of these if I can find them as they ought to continue to blossom for a few more years. Raise a glass to the inexpensive remnants of the greatest Bordeaux vintage in a century.

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