- Genius Loci Sangiovese 2005 Product #27478 (In Stock)
Dave McIntyre recommends this elegant, mature Sangiovese, and so do we!
"This is very Old World in style: earthy, with sour cherry and cocoa notes typical of a sangiovese that picks up balsamic notes from aging in large casks. It reminds me of a Brunello, at a fraction of the price, and shows how well a “simple” Tuscan sangiovese can age. We don’t have to worry about cellaring it; that’s already been done for us. Alcohol content: 13 percent." <b>**1/2 The Washington Post</b>
"The 2005 Sangiovese Genius Loci is remarkably elegant and polished; qualities that were hard to come by in this challenging vintage. The plush, dark red fruit coats the palate all the way through to the long, refined finish. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2015." Wine Advocate 90 points
- Ch Malmaison Moulis En Medoc Magnum 2005 Product #27191 (In Stock)
With all the hype lately about the 2009 and 2010 vintages in Bordeaux, it’s easy to overlook 2005, the original “vintage of the century.” Which is a good thing, I think, because as prices on good wines from these recent vintages have soared, the excellent 2005s have remained very solid value even as they start to enter their long drinking windows. Case in point – Chateau Malmaison’s 2005 Moulis en Medoc, a Left Bank blend of barrel-aged Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Baronne Nadine de Rothschild.
I’m sure the 2005 Malmaison is delicious in regular bottles, but it’s certainly magnificent in magnum! With extra time in cellar at the winery, this double bottle of Bordeaux has advanced slowly, but is now open for business and ready to enjoy. Aromas of blackcurrant, smoke, cedar and tobacco lead to a rich, velvety, mouthful of currant, black cherry, licorice and spice flavors. Lovely texture here in the mid-palate and on the long, layered, finish where dusty cocoa and spice flavors linger over ripe tannins. Already delicious with roast beef or grilled lamb, this will continue to improve for at least another decade, possibly longer. Impressive wine, impressive package, and very impressive value!
"Very dark purple in color, showing aromas of mineral, dark chocolate and licorice. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a fresh, clean finish. Layered and pretty. Very, very balanced. Close to the excellent 2000. Best after 2012."Wine Spectator 91 points