Clos Laborie Château Tayac, Prop. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2005 Wine Review

Clos Laborie Château Tayac, Prop. Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2005
A.C. Margaux, Bordeaux, France
Community Score: 4.6/5
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Product #: 91454


 
Price: $42.95
Alcohol: 13.2%
Drink: 2010-2018
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Clos Laborie
Agent: Ex-Cellars Wine Services
More Vintages: 2006  Add New Vintage 
 
Natalie's Score: 91/100

Vintages Wine Panel: Clos Laborie is the sister property of Château Tayac, a family-owned operation for over four generations. In the 19th century, Clos Laborie was part of Château Desmirail, a highly respected third-growth property. Today, it is a stand-alone site with a 60/40 Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot mix. From the great ‘05 vintage, it features aromas of caramel, blueberry and vanilla. Dry, lush and ripe on the palate, it is ably balanced by firm tannins. My note: Classic notes of cassis, blackberry and black plum. Full-bodied and a bit tannic so decant for 1-2 hours if you’re going to drink it now. This vintage (2005) was spectacular and the quality translates through all price ranges.

Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot food pairings: rare roast beef, lamb dishes, game (venison, partridge, ostrich, pheasant), cheddar.

This was reviewed March 14, 2009 by
 
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