Chateau Brion La Romaine Medoc AOC 2005 85 Points
Clear, bright, ruby red with slight mahogany/russet rim, medium concentration and medium viscosity, no gas or sediment.
Clean, medium intensity, notes of blackcurrant, cassis and blackberries, hints of graphite and pebbly character, delicately oaked with hints of cedar wood and vanilla, good complexity and typicity.
Dry with medium plus acidity, medium plus tannin and medium alcohol (12.5 ABV), new leathery note well supported by the delicately ripe red fruits medley, brush of earthy complexity, fresh and elegant, undemanding, good everyday glass of Medoc, medium length and complexity, now until 2017.
Purchase at Checkers Hyper Fourways R 68, though good value for an import, but one must remember there are many South African Cabernet Merlot blend at 85 Points at around two third the price.