Wow. My mouth has NEVER wrinkled so much as when I tasted this wine. I can't believe how tannic this was. I can't even describe it. WS says to hold on to the 2005's. I should have held on to it. I am not touching my other 2005's for quite some time. Hey, it was ok though.
Smooth & Supple
The 2005 was excellent, but has bottle variation. The first one we had had borderline brown tinges---a sure sign it had reached its peak and was close to sliding downhill----but the second had more life left in it, and was very good indeed. For the value, this is a wine to buy, but only for drinking over the next year, and only if you have a good refigerated container or cool baseement for storage.
I felt it had strong underpinnings and showed promise but it was definitely too young to drink. Several hours in the decanter and it still tasted raw.
Highly rated by Parker but I don't know why. This wine improved after being decanted but overall if this is what 93 ratings taste like we need to re-boot the system.
I guess I was expecting more based on the rating. I suppose it was a little softer than I like my Bordeaux.