2005 de Fieuzal, Pessac-Léognan
Barrel sample. Lovely, delicious sweet fruit leads a ripe and generous wine, showing deliciously black, almost raisiny flavors. There's a pile of richness, with acidity acting as a seasoning.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Smoke, black truffles, crushed rock, and leafy notes combined with earth, fresh mushrooms, and cassis result in a complex set of aromatics for the dark ruby/purple-colored 2005 Fieuzal. Medium-bodied with crisp acidity and high tannin, this serious wine is closed, but promising. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2027. In an earlier review Parker called it "the finest Fieuzal in many years..."
Earthy and meaty on the nose, with lots of ripe fruit. Full-bodied, soft and round. There's loads of Pessac character, with hints of vanilla and coffee. A decadent style. Best after 2011.