Girard Artistry 2005
Wine SpectatorSmooth-textured, rich and polished, with layers of currant, spice, sage, toasty oak and herbal scents, all of which fold together nicely. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot. Drink now through 2012.
Wine AdvocateA Bordeaux proprietary blend, the 2005 Artistry (54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Merlot) exhibits a dark plum/ruby color along with sweet aromas of fruitcake, black cherries, cloves, roasted herbs, leather, and red as well as black fruits. With medium body, moderate tannin, and some austerity, it is a very good 2005 that is best consumed over the next 5-7 years.