2005 Chateau Moulin Haut-Laroque Fronsac

Chateau Moulin Haut-Laroque FronsacFor me, the 2005 Chateau Moulin Haut-Laroque Fronsac is not yet ready for drinking. Though it is a decent medium ruby red it is not yet showing the personality one would expect from the nose. A solid 87 points, with notes of spicy black cherry. This wine is an “experience”. The extremely ripe nose followed by equally surprising silky palette is only exceeded by the long finish of ripe tannins finally concluding with a powerful floral lift. The complexity and structure of this wine leads me to believe this will be an incredible ager. Lay it down for 20-25 years and this will be a king of Bordeaux’s well into the high 90+ points ratings. If you must drink it now, let it open for at least a day.

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