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88 Points

Saturday, June 9, 2012 - A very good Bordeaux blend for the money. Clear, ruby, medium intensity. The nose is clean, medium in intensity, with black fruit and vanilla. The nose is developing. The palate is dry, without much fruit at first. Blackberry, cassis and red plum on the palate. The acidity and tannins are medium plus. The alcohol is medium at 14%. The body is medium. The flavor intensity and length are all medium to medium plus. Overall, this is a very elegant and balanced wine. More of a food wine than a cocktail wine, due to the still austere tannins and acidity. It is still surprisingly tight and youthful, with a dark, dry core. Drink now to 2014. The tightness should improve a little with age, but I don't think there's enough fruit for longer term ageing. Good QPR.

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