2005 La Grave à Pomerol, Pomerol (3L)

SKU #1283679 94 points Wine Spectator

 There's pure crushed fruit on the nose, with raspberry, dark chocolate and berry. Full-bodied, with supervelvety tannins and a long, long finish. Has wonderful balance and richness. The best young red ever from this producer. Best after 2012.  (3/2008)

88-91 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Medium red-ruby. Sweet aromas of raspberry, spices and smoky oak. Supple, sweet and pliant, but with lively acidity giving lift to the black fruit, spice and earth flavors. A graceful wine with good stuffing and sex appeal. Finishes with soft tannins and subtle persistence. A very successful vintage for this Pomerol.  (6/2006)

90 points Wine Enthusiast

 Relatively light, this is fresh, with juicy red plum flavors topped by acidity. The tannins float over the fruit, leaving softness with only light tannins but a good fresh aftertaste.  (6/2008)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 Stylish and elegant, this 2005 has as much in common with a Cote de Beaune premier cru as it does with a Pomerol. Kirsch, raspberry, seaweed, and loamy soil aromas lead to a medium-bodied, finesse-styled claret possessing sweet tannin, pure fruit, and a sensual personality. It begs to be consumed over the next decade.  (4/2008)

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