From a magnum. Impeccably cellared since release and it really shows the difference such storage makes. This was a great accompaniment to a Shepherds pie and general New Year's Day frivolity with mates. Very fresh black fruit character underscored by some now fully integrated tannins which added a velvet sheen. Really hard to fault this for sheer ease of drinking. Just needed more aroma and length to go up the score sheet.
Have to agree with previous tasters. This is very balanced, refined and enjoyable. No flaws whatsoever. The one thing it misses is complexity.
Dinner next day: wow! I can't say it gained so much complexity overnight but what an absolute joy to drink next to the rabbit dish my wife prepared. She being an Italian red wine lover was also blown away by the sheer pleasure of this wine. So much fruit and structure. A stong 91+ therefore.
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(Chateau Teyssier St Emilion) A deep, rich hue in the glass. The fruit is rather restrained at first, although it is certainly there; not well defined perhaps, a melange of dark forest berries, overlaid with a layer of youthful oak which still needs to be shed to gain maximum enjoyment here I think. On the palate though, there is plenty of promise. Richly textured, weighty, in keeping with the vintage, but carried along by a fine substance and acidity. Rich, somewhat savoury, and firm in the finish, this is a young wine from a very reliable estate which has plenty of promise for the future. Nevertheless, after some time in the glass, I found it worked very well with food.
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