Can't go wrong with cheap Bordeaux in a good vintage, can you? Eight bucks, I'm game.
Cedar and light plum notes on the nose.
This is very much an earthy/spicy sorta wine - Old World to be sure. There's some plum notes for fruit, but overall we're talking clove, cigar, tobacco, mint, anise, cedar, eucalyptus, and earth.
More of the clove and cedar linger on the palate as well as lingering plum.
Most the under $10 Bordeaux from 2005 we've had has been at least decent and this one is no exception. With these lower end offerings you're probably going to seeing the 06s or even 07s, on the shelf, but if you see the 05 I'd recommend it.