This is a $25 wine in a $12 bottle, as good a bargain as we've tried in months.
Umami and tannins, bacon and herbs. Single vineyard may be the rage, but blends let the winemaker play with the whole palette, for your palate.
Great year, great wine, and (for a 2005 Bordeaux) a great bargain.
I've had wines in front of me which not only had no commercial potential, but which were not even available to buy in any retail scenario. You might ask what's the point of writing about such obscurities? To boast of their exclusivity perhaps? No, I have a better reason.