LIBRARY: Claret 2005 - 1.5L
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Our 2005 vintage produced some beautifully extracted red wines with superb balance. This vintage of Claret is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot, opaque and ripe as can be. Aromas of super ripe black cherries introduce this big broad Cabernet and there are plenty of youthful chewy tannins to guarantee long graceful aging potential.
93 points – Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
"Saturated bright ruby color. Liqueur-like aromas of black cherry, raspberry and mocha; high-toned in a positive way. A sweet, powerful fruit bomb on the palate, with perfectly integrated acidity giving shape and grip to the dark berry and cherry flavors. Firm underlying minerality contributes to the wine's very fresh impression. Finishes with terrific aromatic persistence." (ST) (6/2008)
92 points – Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"A gorgeous nose of creme de cassis, spring flowers, and sweet black cherries emerges from the full-bodied, opulent 2005 Claret. Revealing more concentration, sweeter tannins, and more nuances and complexity than the 2006, this elegant beauty can be enjoyed over the next 10-15 years." (RP) (12/2008)
"Smooth, showing spicy currant, dried berry and a hint of prune, with mocha, sage, cedar, dried berry and herbal scents, ending with firm, dry tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot." (JL) (5/2008)
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