St-Emilion 2005 in bottle – the tasting notes

See 2005 St-Emilion tasting throws up real surprises for the background to these tasting notes. And look out for next week's report from Julia on 2003 in bottle.

Ch Angélus 2005 St-Emilion Premier Grand Cru Classé 16.5 Drink 2012-19
Dark glowing crimson. Intense tight nose. Thick, almost soupy wine that wants to make an impression but may have forgotten its duty to refresh. Is this trying just a bit too hard? For modernists. Uncomfortably tarry finish.

Ch l'Arrosée 2005 St-Emilion Grand Cru Classé 16.5 Drink 2009-14
Fresh, aromatic dark fruit. Fine and fresh, with a lightness of touch lacking...