Friday, 8 April 2016

A Proper Examination Of 2005 Château Tour Baladoz

I tasted the 2005 Tour Baladoz at a trade tasting some months ago and found it to be very good. But it is hard to make a proper assessment when you spend 1-2 minutes with each wine. I bought some bottles and now I thought it was time to make a thorough examination.

2005 Château Tour Baladoz
It needs 15 minutes to settle down in the glass but when it does it shows of fine semi mature notes of red currants, ripening plums, spruce, cool tobacco and green pepper. Very, very good. A fine spiciness. Some maturity but this has more to give.
The taste is cool, tight and medium bodied with notes of red currants, plums, gravel and some fresh stables. This smells and taste like an old school Bordeaux, not a toasted oak barrel in sight, and even though I fancy that from time to time, I really enjoy taking another sip of this fine specimen. 30 Euro per bottle is a true bargain.
90p   (tasted 2016/04)

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