Les Granges 2005, A.C. Haut Medoc
Les Granges is produced by Edmond de Rothschild, and was first introduced in 1991. The fruit used to produce this vintage derives from both Château Clarke in Listrac-Medoc, and Château Malmaison in the neighbouring appellation of Moulis-Medoc. As expected with Bordeaux, vintage is all important, and there’s no debating 2005 was a superlative vintage for the region. With cool nights and warm days the 2005 boasts ripe generous fruit with fine tannins and a perfectly weighted acidity.
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Les Granges 2005 possesses a deep ruby core with a shimmering garnet edge which provides a hint at the maturity of the vintage. The nose is typical of mature Bordeaux with notes of cassis, blackberry, cedar, forest floor and cigar box. In the mouth you can feel the gentle yet well balanced acidity that typifies the 2005 vintage. After thirty minutes or so in a decanter the palate has perfect weight and mouth feel with a wonderful combination of fresh black fruit and tobacco spice. The finish rolls on for a good forty seconds or so. Acquiring second wines in decent vintages always proves to be a savvy buy, and Les Granges 2005 certainly supports that idea.
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Baron Edmond de Rothschild
Thirty minutes before serving
Roast rib of beef
2012 – 2020
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