2005 Chateau Franc-Maillet Jean Baptiste 3.0 L

Year: 2005
Appellation: Pomerol
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 91+
Red Wine
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$199.95

WHAT A FIND!!

"This is hitting its stride, though a firm, tarry spine still has to soften fully, while mulled blackberry, black currant and raspberry ganache notes are woven with aromas of perfumy black tea and warm fruitcake. The long finish lets the fruit linger suavely. Drink now through 2015. 300 cases made. –JM" (WS)

"This seriously-endowed, deep ruby/purple-tinged Pomerol reveals a beautiful perfume of graphite, mocha, black cherry liqueur, and spice. Pure, full-bodied, powerful, and rich, but still young and unevolved, it should be at its peak between 2012-2025." (WA)