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.
Posted by PB at 7:47 PM