2005 Chateau Petit-Village 1.5 L

Year: 2005
Appellation: Pomerol
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 92
Wine Advocate: 89+
Vinous Media: 89
Wine Enthusiast: 90--Jeff Leve: 87
Red Wine


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"Milk chocolate and blackberry aromas follow through to a full body, with very soft tannins and a long, caressing finish. This is so delicious now, but has a balance of fruit and tannins. One of the best from this estate in some time. Best after 2014. 2,500 cases made.–JS " (WS)

"Deep ruby/garnet, with notes of roasted espresso, white chocolate, black cherries and currants, this wine is medium to full-bodied, reasonably opulent, not terribly complex, but youthful and primary. Give it another 3-4 years and drink it over the following 10-15." (WA)

"Medium red. Wild, distinctly animal aromas of plum, coffee and roasted meat. Plush and sweet, with musky plum, toffee and meat flavors and an essentially soft texture. Finishes with very good length and plenty of ripe tannins. Sauvage but reasonably rich." (VM)

"Fruity and smoky, this wine succeeds on its charm, with soft tannins, acidity and superripe fruit. With its (for Pomerol) high percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine certainly has structure, but maybe misses on richness." (WE)

"Shockingly light for the vintage. There is no reason to buy wines like this for the type of money being charged. The good news is, starting with 2006, Stephen Derenoncourt is in charge of the winemaking so things should start improving rapidly 87 points - Tasted Jan 20, 2008" (JL)