Monday, April 30, 2012
2005 White Bordeaux
Let's not mince any words here - the 2005 vintage is not very good and was a major disappointment for me. When the cork came out of the bottle the only aroma was that of oak. It took a minute or two of swirling before any fruit flavors came out of the glass, and those flavors were predominantly of figs. Even the figs weren't enough to overcome a heavy taste of oak that ran from the first sip through the finish.
To be fair, the person I shared the bottle with loves oak in wine and he thought this bottle was very good, though he too felt by the end the wine was tired.
I failed to find any charm in the wine and my happiest thought with this wine was the knowledge that because of the high price I only bought one bottle. Sadly, this means I will likely never know if this was a bad bottle or a bottle representative of this vintage.
$52 and 13.5% alcohol.