2005 Feytit Clinet, Pomerol (1.5L)

SKU #1268030 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 This estate is coming to life again after a long period of mediocrity. The deep ruby/purple-hued 2005 Feytit Clinet is performing brilliantly, offering up notes of chocolate-covered blackberries, licorice, incense, and notions of earth as well as oak. A 1,600-case blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc, from a 15-acre vineyard situated near Trotanoy, the 2005 is full-bodied and powerful with sweet but substantial tannin, good acidity, and a long finish. It will benefit from 5-6 years of bottle age, and should improve over the following two decades. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2030. (RP)  (4/2008)

92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good ruby-red. Sexy, ripe aromas of cherry, mocha and iron; very Pomerol. Suave, lush and sweet; not hugely concentrated but impressively spherical and inviting. Silky flavors of redcurrant, cherry and mocha. Broadens out impressively on the back end, finishing with fine-grained tannins. I find this very sweet wine accessible already. (ST)  (5/2008)

91 points Wine Spectator

 Aromas of blackberry, earth, vanilla and tobacco follow through to a medium-to-full body, with tobacco and chocolate character and a long finish. Equal to the beautiful 1982.  (3/2008)

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