Dourthe Essence de Dourthe 2005 750ml
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Dourthe Essence de Dourthe 2005

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The wine's dense appearance reveals glints of dark purple. Intensity and finesse characterise the complex nose, as it reveals exemplary aromatic freshness and emanates powerful ripe-fruit fragrances of red cherries, Burlat cherries and blackcurrant, intermingled with delicate nuances of cedar and toasted cocoa beans. On the palate, the fullness and weight of the wine is impressive, and then its surprising velvet texture is soon unveiled. It is a delicate wine, silky even, revealing incredible balance, freshness and purity. As the palate develops, it is supported by extremely good acidity, which delivers an exceptionally long finish. Majestic and refined, Essence de Dourthe 2005 is a magnificent wine from an unparalleled vintage.
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This lower pedigree wine represents undeniable quality/value rapport in 2005. This vintage is so deep in quality among the better run, less heralded estates, that these wines should appeal to readers looking for terrific values from Bordeaux. Most of these wines are Merlot-based and will be drinkable young. Sleeper of the vintage.

Robert Parker, April 2006

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