Château Bégadanet 2005, Ac Médoc

Bordeaux Left Bank Bordeaux-Left Bank
Bordeaux, France

$17.95 (138875)

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89 pts
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June 11, 2011
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Critic Reviews (3)

John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Mature, fragrant, honest old style Bordeaux, with moderate wood influence and extraction, which relies upon...

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Now heading to prime with garnet-brick colour, this has a quite intense nose with considerable meaty/barnyard...

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Julian Hitner
Julian Hitner

For collectors in need of archetypal, well made claret, the 2005 Château Bégadanet would seem the obvious choice....

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2005 Château Bégadanet is medium bodied, nicely aromatic, integrated wine. The nose reveals cedar, toasted oak and vanilla whereas the palate shows red currants and cherry. Tannins are refined to tannic (open for 30 min to 1 hour), acidity is moderate and food/sipping friendly and the finish is medium and smooth. It is ready to drink now or can be cellared for up to 5 years. Watch out for tartrate crystals and sediment. My impression: NICE to BEAUTIFUL, 90 pts - highly recommended wine. Tasted June/11.

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Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

Although I thought the bouquet was a little off, the taste is classic, smooth Bordeaux. Great value. I bought more.

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John Iacono
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Templeton Smith
Templeton Smith

On the nose this is slightly earthy, but mostly fresh with fruits. The palate is balanced. Nothing really sticks out. This is an easy-drinking Bordeaux that wasn't complex to me. Nonetheless, like all Bordeaux, it was excellent with lamb. Tasted January 2012.

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Adam
Adam

Very lovely aromas of cassis and red berry with a nice undertone of oak and subtle earthiness. The palate is very smooth and subtle, the fruit dominates but their are hints of oak and herbs. Nicely balanced and well suited for food but not something I would necessary drink for its own sake.

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