A Cru Bourgeois ‘Superier’ from the much hyped 2005 vintage, I found this wine to be serviceable. Most higher end wines from the Bordeaux region start to become drinkable with 8-10 years of age. The lower tiered wines, known as cru bourgeois, tend to develop quicker and start their drinking window at about 4-5 years of age (IMHO). I was looking forward to some typicity of region, which coupled with an exceptional year had me hoping for fireworks worthy of my $27. I was slightly let down, but still managed to enjoy it. Very smooth right off the bat, the wine has a nose and initial attack of blue fruit, but is rather one dimensional. I am not sure when and if any secondary characteristics will ever develop. The tannins are well integrated and the mouthfeel is appropriate for this medium weight wine. A decent finish and balanced acidity were noted. I have to be honest here, this is an 88-89 point wine but is only worthy of 2 stars in my opinion. You have to deliver the goods, and for the money- this was a waste. I would drink it again, anytime, as long as someone else was paying.