A wine which easily amplifies the point; don’t worry about the prices of the ‘top’ wines in 2005 – you can fill your cellar with wines like these and drink happily for the next 15 years – no problem!
2005 Gaston & Pierre Ravaut, Ladoix Les Carrières
Deep cherry red colour. A deep and dark nose; it’s a mix of red and and black fruits and a very subtle undertone of oak. Mouth-filling, soft-textured – density without inappropriateness and ripe primary fruit. The acidity brings a ‘just right’ balance. Tannins are not too unruly though you will have to search hard for them and there’s an additional faint black olive element that seems wood derived. Tasted blind you might guess a 2004 grand cru from the concentration but alas never the finish – merely a solid medium length. Tremendous value at €12 and highly recommended.
Rebuy – Yes