2005 Oriel Iconic

Grand Vin de Bordeaux—Bordeaux, France

Reviews

Wine Enthusiast: 88 pts
Wine Spectator: 88 pts

Name Story

Iconic is named for the legendary blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that has established Bordeaux as the global fine wine benchmark.

Winemaker

Xavier Copel

Vineyards | Winemaking

20-year-old vines in clay-limestone soils on southwest-facing hillsides. Cold soak and extended maceration in temperature-controlled tanks.

Grapes

50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot. Picked: September 25 and October 10, 2005.

Tasting Notes

Aroma: Ripe raspberry, black cherry and creme de cassis. Taste: Fresh dark berry with soft tannins and a delicate finish.

Drink by Date

Now through 2020

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Bottle: 750ml
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