2005 La Grave à Pomerol, Pomerol (3L)
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.
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.
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.
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.