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.
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.