2005 l'Enclos, Pomerol

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According to the Wine Spectator: "Fresh aromas of crushed blackberry. Medium-bodied, with lovely silky tannins and a medium finish. Friendly wine." (Web only, 2008) According to Robert Parker: "The 2005 is a seductive, lush, fruity, up-front wine meant to be consumed in its first 10 years of life. Its ruby/plum-tinged color is accompanied by notes of sweet cherries, damp earth, fresh mushrooms, and a hint of mocha." (04/08) K&L's Notes: This is a superb wine from Pomerol.

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Staff Image By: Clyde Beffa Jr. | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/9/2011 | Send Email
A superb wine from Pomerol, and cheap!

Staff Image By: David Driscoll | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/14/2010 | Send Email
Clyde went deep on this wine and I can see why. He's moving more towards the Right Bank these days and this wine helps me to understand his reasoning. It is soft as velvet, but not ripe, rich and smooth - simply gentle. It glides effortlessly over the tongue with subtle notes of red fruit. I'm going to bring this to a dinner of wine snobs who say they don't drink Merlot and watch their faces light up.

Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/15/2008 | Send Email
This is not a wine that will bowl you over with sheer size or weight, but rather one that will charm you with gentle, seductive elegance. The woodsy aromas are delicate, beguiling and strictly Old School. There is sweet fruit finely laced with mineral and a sense of harmony that satisfies on an intellectual level, yet doesn’t short change the palate. This is beautiful, sensual, classic claret to contemplate and enjoy over the next decade.

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