100 points by the Wine Advocate: "The 2005 Clos Erasmus is produced from
three vineyard sites originally terraced by the Greeks. The current blend is
85% Garnacha and 15% Syrah with a long-term goal of making a 100% Garnacha
wine. The wine was aged for 18 months in new French oak. It is super-fragrant
with aromas of crushed stone, slate, cinnamon, baking spices, cassis, kirsch,
blueberry, and wild black cherry. Perhaps a bit tighter than the 2004, on the
palate there is a liquid minerality that must be tasted to be believed.
Opulent, harmonious, and awesome are words which really cannot do justice to
this extraordinary vinous achievement. In a perfect world, purchasers would
have the patience to cellar it for 10-15 years but this will be a severe test
of one’s ability to delay gratification."