Every time there is a great vintage like 2005 in Bordeaux, the watermark generally rises for all good wines. This presents a great opportunity to buy into an excellent vintage at much more affordable prices. I will present to you several of these wines in today's notes:
2005 Les Trois Croix, Fronsac ($24.99)
90 points Wine Spectator: "s a pretty nose, with blackberry, flowers and licorice-tainted mineral. Full-bodied, with dense fruit, fine tannins and a long, minerally finish. Best after 2010."
An excellent showing for this Fronsac property owned by the family of ex-Mouton Rothschild winemaker Patrick Leon." (May/June 06) According to Robert Parker: "The former regisseur for Mouton Rothschild, Patrick Leon, owns this estate. His richly fruity, surprisingly soft 2005 Trois Croix possesses excellent concentration and overall balance. Enjoy it over the next 7-8 years."