2005 Chateau La Gomerie

Year: 2005
Appellation: St Emilion
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 95
Wine Advocate: 95
Vinous Media: 91-93
Jeff Leve: 93
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"Superexciting aromas of crushed berry, coffee and dark chocolate. Full-bodied, very velvety and a long, long finish. Gorgeous. Almost classic quality." (WS)

"As usual, La Gomerie’s 2005 is a sexy, dense plum/purple-tinged effort. From a 7-acre, 32-year old site planted with 100% Merlot, it exhibits a sumptuous bouquet of white chocolate, roasted coffee, blackberries, black cherries, graphite, and toasty oak. This is a modern-styled, decadently rich St.-Emilion, but because of the vintage’s higher acidity and more tannic structure, this offering possesses a more classic framework than usual. A sensational wine, it should be drinkable in 3-4 years, and age beautifully for 15-20." (WA)

"Good deep, full ruby. Aromas of black cherry, minerals, licorice and menthol, plus a note of graphite. Suave, sweet and densely packed; as velvety and seamless as this is, it also boasts terrific penetration for merlot. A big wine (actually 14.5% alcohol) but not at all outsized or over the top. Finishes with a firm tannic spine, but today the Becot brothers' Beau-Sejour-Becot is sweeter and even more gripping." (VM)

"Right where you want it to be, if you're seeking lush, sexy, supple, textures, truffles, fresh, ripe and over ripe black cherries, a hint of oak, earth and chocolate. 93 points - Tasted Jun 28, 2015" (JL)