2005 La Gomerie

- 750 ml
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From a tiny (under 7 acres) vineyard planted with 32-year-old, 100% Merlot vines, La Gomerie is one of the more hedonistic, opulent/flamboyant wines of Bordeaux. Yet it is capable of lasting for 10-15 or more years. The well-known Michel Rolland has been the longtime consultant, and the 2005 ranks alongside the brilliant 2000. It boasts an intense perfume of black cherries, blackberries, roasted coffee, melted licorice, chocolate, and espresso. Full-bodied, dense, and huge, it is clearly a modern-styled St.-Emilion, but because of the vintage’s high acidity and firm tannins, it is more classic than such hedonistic years as 2000 or 1998. This stunner should drink nicely young, yet age for 15 or more years.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 96 RP
Dark purple black in color, showing intense aromas of blackberry, licorice and Indian spices. Full-bodied, with layers of velvety tannins and a long, long finish. This offers loads of coffee, milk chocolate, toasty oak and ripe fruit, with wonderful concentration and polish. Best after 2015. 915 cases made.

Wine Spectator | 95 WS
Saturated medium ruby. Knockout nose offers high-toned dark cherry, currant, iron, licorice and minerals. Lush, broad and full in the mouth; superripe but light on its feet. A lovely expression of merlot, combining seductive chocolatey richness with superb inner-mouth energy. The firm acids extend the wine's fruit, straight through the toothcoating tannins. This big boy (it's 14.5% alcohol) was particularly fun to taste, as it had already been racked following an early malolactic fermentation. I suspect this will give great early pleasure but it certainly has the stuffing to age.

Vinous Media | 94 VM

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Availability In Stock
Vintage 2005
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country France: Words fail us when trying to adequately portray France's place in the world of wine. It's downright impossible to imagine what wine would feel and taste like had it not been for France's many, many viticultural pioneers. Fine wine is the blood of France's vigorously beating heart, and it finds itself in many aspects of French culture. With a viticultural history that dates all the way back to the 6th century BC, France now enjoys its position as the most famous and reputable wine region on the planet. If you have a burning passion for masterfully crafted, mouth-watering, mind-expanding wines, then regular visits to France are probably already in your schedule, and for a good reason.
Producer Gomerie
Rating 96 RP
Region Bordeaux: Even among the greatest and most reputable wine regions on the planet, Bordeaux stands above the rest. The winemakers of this region have a single-minded dedication to the fine art of viticulture and their efforts never fail to show. If you consider yourself a fine wine enthusiast, you owe it to yourself to visit Bordeaux - life changing. Whether you wish to drink some inspirational and gripping wine as soon as possible, or you want to add some masterpieces to your collection, no region on Earth is a more obvious choice. The noble and beautiful Garonne and Dordogne rivers surge through southwestern France, enriching the soil in a way very few other places can boast. The limestone-based earth is rich in calcium, and the almost oceanic climate conditions give the staple Bordeaux grape varietals vigor and flavor like nowhere else. For their illustrious reds, Bordeaux winemakers rely on a proven combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Meanwhile, a sip of their excellent white wine hints at the use of Semillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc.Each of these varietals carries a unique identity, making every quality wine a character piece to rival Citizen Kane. It can be incredibly hard to choose only a few wines to collect for your cellar!
Type of Wine Bordeaux Red: Picture in your mind a combination of cedar, lead pencil, blackcurrant, plum and mineral aromatics, and texture that caresses your palate like a playful lover. The experience is thrilling from the first whiff to the final seconds of a tannic, generous finish - that is what you'll get from a Bordeaux Red
Varietal Bordeaux Blend: Since its birth in France, the art of Bordeaux-inspired blends has been brought to regions like California, and Washington, where New World visionaries add their own unique spin to the formula, creating mouth-watering tributes to Bordeaux's viticultural greatness. Today, with a compelling cultural mixture, sampling Bordeaux blends is more excited than ever.
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