2005 Chateau Lusseau 3.0 L

Year: 2005
Appellation: Saint-Emilion
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 88
Wine Advocate: 90
Vinous Media: 89
Jeff Leve: 89
Red Wine
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"Plum and chocolate on the nose follow through to a medium to full body, with good fruit and tar character, medium tannins and a clean finish. Little disappointing. Best after 2010. 700 cases made. -JS" (WS)

"From Lucien Lusseau, the cellar master of all the Gerard Perse properties, the 2005 Lusseau is a juicy, opulent style of 2005, with notes of fig, prune, black cherry and cassis. Its soft tannins, ripe, plump mouth texture, low acidity and easy accessibility make this a wine to drink now or to cellar for another 5-10 years. A sleeper of the vintage." (WA)

"Medium ruby-red. Red and darker fruits, coffee, smoked meat and nutty oak on the nose. Fat, broad and soft; unusually plush and full for this wine. The flavors of redcurrant, mocha and smoked meat are perked up by intriguing pepper and spice notes. Finishes with ripe tannins and very good length. A big success for this property." (VM)

"Ready to drink now. it's licorice, coffee bean, black cherry and leafy personality is open, fresh, sweet and plush. This crowd pleasing style of wine is quite charming, easy to drink and like. 89 points - Tasted Jan 23, 2013" (JL)