2005 Belgrave, Haut-Médoc
There's black licorice, coffee bean and ripe fruit on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and a wonderful concentration of ripe fruit and currant. Shows tar and vanilla on the finish. Best after 2013.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
An impressive effort from this Haut-Medoc property, the 2005 Belgrave possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as notes of damp earth, cedar, herbs, black cherries, and currants, good acidity, moderately high tannin, an admirable, layered texture, and fine purity and overall balance.
Attractive peppermint aromas, almost eucalyptus, give this wine an Australian character. To taste it is soft, rich, dark and New World.