2005 Coufran, Haut-Médoc
Barrel sample. If you're looking for great, ripe black currant fruits, this is where to come. The wine is full and hugely fruity, but it still manages a good Bordeaux sense of proportion.
Has crushed blackberry, licorice and light toasty oak on the nose. Full-bodied, with polished tannins and focused blackberry and currant on the palate, with a hint of vanilla and spices. Made mostly from Merlot. Best after 2011.
Smokiness dominates the nose at the moment but there’s still evidence of fresh and aromatic cassis underneath. Rich and yet juicy...Drink 2010-2016.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep ruby/purple with notes of sweet cherries intermixed with hints of espresso roast and dried herbs, this wine is medium-bodied, displays some noticeable tannin, but is certainly very good and will probably be even better with another year of bottle age. It should keep for 10-15 years.