2005 Chateau La Fleur de Gay 3.0 L

Year: 2005
Appellation: Pomerol
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 89
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"Loads of coffee, blackberry and cherry aromas follow through to a full body, with velvety tannins and a long, caressing finish. There's lots of fruit and toasty oak in the aftertaste. Best after 2011." (WS)

"Reminiscent of a grand cru Burgundy, La Fleur de Gay’s 2005 exhibits pure black raspberry fruit intermixed with truffle and kirsch notes. As the wine sits in the glass, toast and charcoal aromas also emerge. This opulent, medium to full-bodied, exceptionally pure Pomerol boasts laser-like precision and finesse. Give it 7-8 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 25 years." (WA)

"Medium red-ruby. Full-blown nose offers plum, musky coffee, mocha, meat, tobacco and toasty oak. Sweet and fat on entry, then musky and a bit funky in the middle, offering flavors of dark plum, chocolate, game and oak. Today I don't find the fleshy substance of the vintage's better examples, and the finish shows a slight oaky dryness. A bit sauvage too." (VM)