CLOS RENE POMEROL - 2005
13.5% alcohol on this classic Merlot based Bordeaux red.
Dark red color with great smoke, pencil lead, mocha, and rich dark fruit on the nose. On the palate, loads up black currant, blackberry, coffee, tobacco and bold plum on the finish. Chewy, saturated and rustic.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
I love this wine. An authentic Pomerol with a bit of Pauillac pencil on the nose. Retails for around $35 making this a stellar buy. This kind of quality and length from a great vintage makes this an affordable Bordeaux.