La Fleur de Boüard, Lalande-de-Pomerol, 2005

From the cellar: Yet another in the litany of 05 “best vintage of the millennium” bottles we overspent on and laid down and, frankly, the very first that seemed worth it.  Surprisingly robust with all the nuance of a fine Bordeaux blend.  Wasn’t tart, wasn’t tannic, it was rather silky, and had perhaps magically reached its pinnacle.

 

Drank on its own with aplomb but was equally wonderful with a vegetarian main: Polenta with a warm salad of fresh tomatoes, basil and garlic, and an especially appropriate side of marinated kale (in lemon juice) with steamed green beans.

 

It’s a rare day we crack a Pomerol, on our budget, so expectations ran high.  No disappointment.

 

Price: Didn’t record it, but somewhere around $40 at BC Liquor in a spree of gotta buy it panic.

 

Market Liquidity: Wish I’d bought more of this.  Wish I’d bought less of many other 05s.

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