2005 Chateau Saint-Pierre 3.0 L

Year: 2005
Appellation: Saint-Julien
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 94
Vinous Media: 92
Jeff Leve: 90
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"A very beautiful red, with blackberry, licorice and currant on the nose. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and lots of smoke, berry, coffee and dark chocolate flavors on the finish. The best wine from this producer in ages. Best after 2014. 5,000 cases made." (WS)

"Possibly one of two of the most concentrated St.-Juliens (Léoville Las Cases is the other), this 2005 shows wonderfully sweet tannin, a dense ruby/purple color, and lots of crème de cassis, licorice and spice. Full-bodied, opulent, and impressive, it is surprisingly soft, though it will certainly age nicely for 15-20+ years." (WA)

"($60-$76) Good red-ruby color. Superripe aromas of plum, mocha and graphite. Silky-sweet, deep and broad, with terrific concentration of currant and licorice flavors complicated by leather, herbs and pepper. Finishes with thoroughly ripe, broad tannins and noteworthy length and power. Costanzo says this wine needs another six months in bottle to gain in nuance." (VM)

"Fully mature, this medium bodied wine shows an earthy, oaky, black cherry driven character with tobacco and cocoa in the dusty finish. I've enjoyed subsequent vintages a lot more. 90 points - Tasted Jun 28, 2015" (JL)