2005 Chateau Haut-Carles 3.0 L

Year: 2005
Appellation: Fronsac
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 91
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 88-91
Jeff Leve: 89
Red Wine
Price :
$159.95

DIRT CHEAP....LAST CALL!!!....

LET ME REMIND YOU THAT ALL IT TAKES IS EIGHT PEOPLE, A HALF BOTTLE CONSUMED EACH, AND YOU HAVE DONE A 3.0L. NOTHING ADORNS A PARTY OR DINNER TABLE LIKE A DOUBLE MAGNUM! ENJOY & GOOD DRINKING

"Meaty and floral black fruit on the nose follows through to a full body, with silky, fruit-coated tannins and a long finish of fruit and vanilla. Well-structured, with lots of fruit. Just like the 2000. Best after 2012.–JS " (JS)

"Proprietor Stéphane Droulers consistently makes one of the finest wines of Fronsac. The 2005 Haut-Carles is a gorgeous wine with an inky purple color and a sweet nose of black raspberries and blueberries. It has loads of minerality, stunning concentration, richness and a floral background. Very impressive, this majestic Fronsac should come into its own in another 4-5 years and last at least two more decades." (WA)

"Medium ruby. Aromas of blackberry, kirsch, minerals, espresso and mocha, all lifted by sweet oak. Lush, suave and lively, with nicely integrated acids giving this sweet, pliant wine good balance and vivacity. Finishes ripely tannic and quite long, with finishing notes of blackberry and licorice. A very classy vintage for this chateau, with no rough edges." (VM)

"This fun, easy to like, well priced, crowd pleasing Bordeaux wine offers plush textures and a perfume filled with ripe, jammy berries, licorice and earth. There is no reason to hold this wine any longer. 89 points - Tasted Feb 9, 2012" (JL)