Saturday, May 23, 2009

Chateau La Grange Clinet 2005 wine review by (PB)

I snagged two bottles of this wine from Whole Foods after digging behind the 2006's. At $14, I decided to get one to taste and one to lay down since the Wine Spectator rated this an 89 point wine with a glowing review.

It is a Grand Vin De Bordeaux wine that is black cherry in color with elegant sweet blackberry, plum and black cherry aromas on opening.

Palate--on opening is very minerally and full of wet stones, steel shallow fruit and a wet stone finish but with good potential.

I breathed it another 2 hours and it is surprisingly tannic still and predominate cherry flavors with course tannins that need another couple years to comea around. After 3 1/2 hours of breathing, the minerals and wet stones are all gone. This is a sturdy wine for $14 and I loook forward to the next bottle in a year or so. Raise a glass to the inexpensive 05's which are still out there if you hunt.

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