Château-Clos-de-Jacobins St Emilion 2005

$68.95

SKU 2205

750ml

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Dark ruby in color, an opulently rich and fruity wine, full bodied, voluptuous and lush. Deceptively easy to drink when young. A very consistent wine that is deeply colored, rich, round, creamy and plumy with lots of ripe fruit. A great value.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Emilion
Brand Château-Clos-de-Jacobins
Alcohol/vol 14%
  • ws94

Wine SpectatorDark in color, almost black. Aromas of raisin, spices and blackberry follow through to a full body, with chewy tannins and a long, powerful finish. Has loads of fruit and toasty oak. This is exciting. A new 1947? Best after 2016.

James Suckling, March 31, 2008
  • wa91

Wine AdvocateThis may be the finest wine I have ever tasted from Clos des Jacobins. Proprietor Bernard Decoster and consulting winemaker Hubert de Bouard have fashioned a magical blend of 75% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc as well as a touch of Cabernet Sauvignon. An opulent, flamboyant nose of incense, forest floor, creme de cassis, pain grille, cappuccino, and licorice is followed by a fleshy, opulent, heady, atypically showy St.-Emilion. Although there is plenty of sweet tannin, the wine's precociousness and flamboyant, even ostentatious style suggests it should be drunk over the next 12-15+ years.

Robert Parker, April 2008