Domaine de Baron’arques 2005

A deep and vivid violet, the wine has a refined and distinguished nose that reveals juicy fresh fruit (blackberry and black cherry) mingled with more complex notes of menthol, tobacco and vanilla.

On the palate, it displays a dense and powerful attack on perfectly rounded, well-forward tannins with a close-knit, patrician structure while still demonstrating charm and elegance. The association of generous fruit with a controlled structure produces a fine balance between body and flavour, showing considerable potential for expression.

All the length, smoothness and fullness of flavour of a top vintage combine in the opulently rich finish.

2005

Domaine de Baron’arques 2005

Varietal mix Bordeaux varieties
62% Merlot
16% Cabernet Franc

Mediterranean varieties
14% Syrah
8% Malbec

Maturing 25% new barrels
75% 1 to 3-year old barrels

Tasting notes

A deep and vivid violet, the wine has a refined and distinguished nose that reveals juicy fresh fruit (blackberry and black cherry) mingled with more complex notes of menthol, tobacco and vanilla.

On the palate, it displays a dense and powerful attack on perfectly rounded, well-forward tannins with a close-knit, patrician structure while still demonstrating charm and elegance. The association of generous fruit with a controlled structure produces a fine balance between body and flavour, showing considerable potential for expression.

All the length, smoothness and fullness of flavour of a top vintage combine in the opulently rich finish.

There was little rainfall in 2005 (205 mm in all), marked by a very dry winter and summer. Very cold weather prevailed from the beginning of January to mid-March, the average temperature over the period reaching only 3.8 °C compared with a usual average of 6 °C.
As a result budbreak took place eight days later than in 2004, during the first fortnight of April.

The vegetation cycle subsequently accelerated and flowering took place as normal between the 2nd and 10th of June.

Temperatures during the summer were similar to those in 2004, with light but regular rainfall in July and August. Veraison took place between the 2nd and 22nd of August depending on the grape variety.
Fine weather continued during the harvest, the region around Limoux escaping the heavy rain that fell further east.

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