Château-la-Bienfaisance Saint Emilion 2005

Château-la-Bienfaisance Saint Emilion 2005
$38.99

SKU 3733

750ml

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A deep, dark purple color. An intense nose of concentrated soft red fruit with a discreet, elegant woodiness. Harmonious and expressive on the palate with a background of ripe fruit and smooth, fresh tannins. A wine of excellent length with all the promise of a great future as it comes round.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation St. Emilion
Brand Château-la-Bienfaisance
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateA stunning effort from this property in St.-Christophe des Bardes, this 25-acre vineyard is planted with 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. Made in a flamboyant style for the vintage, it reveals a dense purple color along with an expressive, ostentatious nose of sweet cherry liqueur intermixed with creme de cassis, toast, spring flowers, incense, melted licorice, and chocolate. Full-bodied with high but sweet, velvety tannins, it is already approachable, but promises to develop more nuances over the next decade. It should last for 20+ years. Kudos to the proprietor and his wine consultant, Stephane Derenoncourt.

Robert Parker, April 2008
  • ws84

Wine SpectatorA simple wine, with berry and tobacco character. Medium-bodied, with a slightly austere, hollow finish. A little too much wood? Some bottle age will mellow this. Best after 2008.

James Suckling, 2008