Best Sellers New Arrivals Local Events Locations Gift Cards My Account Advanced Search

2005 Dassault, St-Emilion

SKU #1036393 92 points Wine Spectator

 Dark in color, with gorgeous aromas of dark chocolate and ripe blackberry, raspberry and spices. Full-bodied, with Indian spices, cappuccino and blueberry. The quality of the tannins is lovely. (JS)  (3/2008)

91 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 A sexy, open-knit style from the sandy soils of Dassault, the 2005 has a dark plum/garnet color, sweet black cherry and blackcurrant fruit along with some licorice and spice, and low acidity. It is ripe, round, generous and quite seductive. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. (RP)  (6/2015)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

 Good medium red. Very ripe, smoky aromas of black cherry, roasted meat and marzipan: very 2005! Supple, sweet and broad; large-scaled and lush for a wine from this chateau if a tad chunky. Finishes with sweet, dusty tannins and a lingering note of chocolate. (ST)  (6/2008)

Share |
Price: $79.99

Real Time Inventory by location:

The item you have chosen is in stock, and has inventory in at least one of our retail stores. Below is the current quantity on hand information for this product within our database. It is never more than five minutes old. Additionally, our shopping cart looks at real time inventory so when you add an item to you cart we will do an immediate check of available inventory and alert you if there are any issues.

Location Qty
Hollywood: 5
San Francisco: 2
Product turnaround time varies by location of inventory and your chosen method of shipping/pickup. For a detailed explanation click here.

Product Reviews:

Add your own review of this item

Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 9/6/2018 | Send Email
Here is a classic 2005 with huge aromas and flavors of fruit confit, black raspberries ripe cherries and bitter chocolate. This is a solid but rich wine with a thick middle of dense fruit finishing with smoke, ash and limestone complexity. Decant this delicious blockbuster tonight or cellar for 10 more years.

Additional Information:


Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the M├ędoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.


- When it comes to wine, France stands alone. No other country can beat it in terms of quality and diversity. And while many of its Region, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Champagne most obviously, produce wine as rare, as sought-after and nearly as expensive as gold, there are just as many obscurities and values to be had from little known appellations throughout the country. To learn everything there is to know about French wine would take a lifetime. To understand and appreciate French wine, one only has to begin tasting them.


Specific Appellation:

Saint Emilion