I grabbed this one on spec and was rewarded. On first opening you know this is going to be a big wine and it sure it. The color is a very dark purple, almost black. The bouquet is lovely varietal Bordeaux. The wine shows lots of mid pallet fruit albeit not the most fruit forward wines (which is a good thing for me). The finish is long. Tannins are well under control. There is a lot going on with plenty of complexity! There is a slight vinegar taste on the wine on first opening but that quickly passed. This wine could easily be drunk now but will integrate more in 1-2 years. Oaks are well under control. This is a big wine. I would give this a good 91. Yumm … Smack on my taste buds!
From the LCBO web site:
New at VINTAGES CHÂTEAU L’ENCLOS BONIS 2005
AC Saint-Estèphe (Maison Sichel)
We’ve said it before, but it is worth repeating: The 2005 vintage in Bordeaux was so across-the-board spectacular that even lesser-known houses, places like Château L’Enclos Bonis, produced superlative wines. From its tiny 6.6 hectares, L’Enclos Bonis produces Merlot-dominated wines with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc in support roles. Try this fabulous value-priced wine and discover for yourself the depth of quality in the 2005 vintage. (XD) 750 mL $26.95
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