Chateau L'Escart Bordeaux 2005

I found the 2004 of this label struggled for consistency.  2005 is of course a great vintage in Bordeaux.  But at the $15 price point for imported Bordeaux in Australia (wine taxes included), I find it's safest largely to assume the wine will be crap - heralded vintage or not.  But crap this wine was not.  Cigar box, earth and blackcurrant on the nose.  The palate though it had quite assertive tannins, was in fact quite pleasant.  That said, there was no particular length.  So, in all, I probably wouldn't seek it out, but would have no problem drinking it.  82 points (6.7/10)

Abv: 13.5%
Price: $15
June 19, 2011

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