Best Wine of 2005

by Tim Elliott on December 31, 2005

Hands down, this was no contest. It was Chateau Leoville-Las Cases 1989 that I enjoyed with the Grape Radio crew at the Podcast Expo last month (yes, Alan from the RatCast, Michael from Reel Reviews and Anne and Mia from EatFeed were also at the dinner). This is a wine that truely changed my impression of aged Bordeaux and Cabernet-based wines in general. My tasting notes:

Chateau Leoville-Las Cases, Saint-Julien 1989 (approx. $120 currently) – Ruby in color with a pink rim, nice blackcurrant fruit, spice and mushroom aromas. Concentrated blackberry flavors with supple tannins and a long, complex finish. Delicious now, but will continue to please for another decade or more. Score: 9.5/10

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