Château de Sales Red Bordeaux Blend Pomerol 2005
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A Bordeaux Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2005 De Sales 750ml
The finest De Sales since the 1982 (probably better), the deep ruby/purple-colored 2000 boasts sweet aromas of soil, kirsch liqueur, raspberries, and currants. Layered and opulent, with sweet tannin and medium to full body, it is atypically large-scaled for a wine from this estate. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2015.
After a period of mediocrity, this large Pomerol estate has begun to reassert its position as one of the better values in high quality wine from this tiny, bucolic appellation. The finest de Sales produced since the early eighties, the medium ruby/garnet-colored 1998 is forward and soft, revealing notions of white chocolate, mocha, and kirsch liqueur. Made in a seductive, luscious style, it possesses sweet tannin, a supple mid-palate as well as finish, and excellent concentration. Purchasers will have no need to defer their gratification. Anticipated maturity: now-2010.
Good blackberry and milk chocolate aromas and flavors, but lacks the structure of a top '95. Medium-bodied, with medium tannins, a light finish. Drink through 2003.
Chateau de Sales is the largest estate in Pomerol, producing quality Merlot based wines from the great Pomerol terrior.
Delicious wine. Earthy aromas, with meat and plum skin undertones. Medium- to full-bodied, with medium-fine tannins and a succulent finish. Best after 2005.
This impressive 16th century chateau was once a Carthusian monastery and is the most imposing of Pomerol. The vineyard, the largest in Pomerol with 117 acres, is planted with 70% Merlot along with equal proportions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc on a warm sandy and gravel soil. The wine is always a more accessible and supple example, and the 2005 is being aged in one-use barrels from a great St Emilion property. The color is dense dark red with a purple rim, and the wine is clean, fresh and medium bodied. An affordable example of Pomerol that will develop over 4-6 years of cellaring.
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