Château Rahoul 2005, Ac Graves

Bordeaux Left Bank Bordeaux-Left Bank
Bordeaux, France

$29.95 (226043)

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89 pts
5
June 25, 2011

Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Here's a nicely evolved left bank Bordeaux with complexity well above the mean. The palate is firm and savoury, with...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

Elegant cherry-laced nose. Black plum skin, a touch of char, bitter chocolate, minerality and cedary notes. A...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

The 2005s continue to impress, although numbers are now dwindling on shelf. This is sitting in prime time, a...

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Community Reviews (2)

Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

It started with a slight whiff of sewage, which was fixed with a good decanting. Very smooth, classic Bordeaux, but not great complexity or a long finish. Is it worth thirty bucks? I have a soft spot for Bordeaux, so I think so. A very pleasant wine.

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Templeton Smith
Templeton Smith

This is a very nice Bordeaux a la Szabo's review. I don't sense any smokiness or much earthiness on the nose, so in that sense it's not very strong. Instead the nose is fruity. The palate, however, is typical Bordeaux: earthy, meaty, and just enough dark cherry intensity with a good finish. $25 for a six to seven year old Bordeaux that is quite typical, is a great value. Tasted February 2012.

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