Light brown colour. Close to top shoulder fill. Cork with dry marks almost to its top. The wine seemed a bit oxidised by aroma and flavour. Elegant tertiary aroma - not much fruit left. Med bodied, low harmony, less than expectations. No fruit showed, but a classic left bank structure with little acidity. Medium-plus finish. The experience was important.
light red-brown color with brown rim; Strong green herbs aroma that softened a bit during 30 min - this wine require a pre-opening of few hours; very tannic & green in taste; a classical Saint Estephe.
deep garnet colour heavy intense aroma of pepper, slight earthiness, ripe black currant, blackberries, pencil lead, cedar, hints of chewy red fruit; thick and dense on the palate while still quite structured. firm tannin, full bodied, dense black fruits, nice cedar, hint vegetal flavours towards the end, good complexity; medium-long finish with a hint of bitterness. excellent and still young, though enjoyable now. can live at least a decade ahead.
Clearly one of the top Bordeaux ever tasted so far, including 1er GCC, but for a fraction of the price!!! Nobody expected that this will turn out to such a great wine! The aromas haunted all the 8 of us for many long minutes. Classic leather, perfect mature red and black fruits and an old cigarbox filled with quality tobacco. In the palate a perfect balance of fruit, tannins acid and a fantastic velvety mouthfeeling that made all guest around the table several times simply forget the food and just sitting there. What a big wine! If you can buy some more, buy it now!