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2005 Chateau Le Gay Pomerol
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92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2008

($116-$135) Dark red-ruby. Plum, mocha, minerals and coffee on the nose. Supple, lush and sweet, with captivating flavors of raspberry, toffee, coffee, mocha and iron. Wonderfully pliant and appealing Pomerol, finishing with sweet, tongue-dusting tannins and excellent length. (A second bottle of roughly equal quality showed a more serious tannic spine and appeared to be in the process of shutting down.)

93 Points | Wine Spectator
95+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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