Nose:spicy delicate fruit, licorice, cola, coffee and gorgeous ripe cherry
Palate: delicate mouth feel, elegant structure of strong, cherry infused tannins and oaky astringency. Mild character
Finish: Lingering warm finish of cracked black pepper.
Overall: gorgeous color in the class. This is the simple "sometimes" Pauillac label from Chateau Pichon-Longueville. At 37 bucks it's priced for the name rather than a comparable 2005 quality with another label. At half the price, this would be a wonderful find. Still, I am raising a glass of this sometimes label from Chateau Pichon-Longueville.