Fragrant smoky tobacco, currants, and licorice on the nose
Full bodied on the palate
Nicely woven layers of blackberry and smoky notes on the finish
If you have this wine quietly laying in the cellar, this beauty is ready to drink! You could wait a couple more years, but you certainly don’t need to in order to enjoy everything it delivers. The aromas and flavors have integrated nicely and it has shows what you expect of a solid classified growth Bordeaux. Decanting is not necessary.
As far as prices, the release price a decade ago was around $40 and specialty wine merchants might have some of this available now for around $75 or so. Not a bad deal for this bottle at 12 years old. Raise a glass!
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