2005 La Confession, St-Emilion

SKU #1072048 95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Opaque purple, with a sweet blue and blackberry perfume intertwined with licorice and graphite, the 2005 La Confession exhibits massive concentration and extraction, but this full-bodied wine pulls back from being over-the-top because of intrinsic freshness and admirable purity. It is a brilliant effort from the young Janouiex, but it needs some cellaring. (RP)  (4/2008)

Wine Spectator

 Very floral and fruity, with hints of blackberry and flowers. Medium- to full-bodied, with firm tannins and a good density of fruit. Long and racy. A little reserved, but pretty. Best after 2011. (Web-2009) (JS)

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Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion

Alcohol Content (%): 14