I am sitting here tasting a range of 2005s from crus bourgeois to crus classés in a blind tasting at my hotel in Pauillac, and it makes me think about what I do. This is what makes being a wine critic a joy – tasting great wines. And 2005 is certainly a great vintage for great wines. I am already thinking that this is 1982 in the remake. Probably better. Hmm….
You know this is a classy vintage when more than a dozen in a tasting of 60 wines are more than outstanding. Just taste things like Léoville Poyferré, Pichon-Baron, Giscours, even Haut-Bages-Libéral. They are fantastic.
Guus Hateboer — Netherlands — March 23, 2006 3:25am ET
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