Bought this at a reasonable price and was curious to see if it would be worth further purchases. It was a bit blocky/monolithic on opening, and I was a little disappointed. I decanted it for 2 hours, and it transformed wonderfully, taking on all the lovely mineral elegance of the 06 Calon Segur, though scaled back a bit. The nose is fresh with ground coffee hints. Beautiful red berries come through on the palate with a mid length mineral finish. Very moreish indeed. This really needs some time yet - I would give it 5 years.
Much better now than it was a couple of years ago. With 1hr in a decanter was smooth, tannins smooth, and actual fruit! It's not a blockbuster, but very correct for the appellation (which is all you can ask for the price).
Generic mid level Bordeaux with a bit of age on it. For once I would say this would have been better 2-3 years ago. Now this is all fading fruit, fading structure but without any tertiary development. This shows the narrow range between a good and bad Bordeaux. It could have been really nice, and but for a few tweaks here and there ...... well....
Left Bank Bordeaux tasting (Le Petit Sommelier): The nose is clean with med+ intensity, more fruit than the Chateau Lagrange 2006 that was tasted alongside, currant and black berry, dense character, tobacco leaves, bell pepper, minty, with time the wine opens and we get a rather sweeter expression, youthful to developing. The wine is dry, med body, med+ intensity, med alcohol, med/med+ acidity, tannins are med/med+ , the acidity is cutting through the red cherry and currant, feels rather linear without much depth, finish rather short. The palate gives less than the nose. Very good quality, drinking now but can hold
Different from previous bottles, with considerably more age in appearance and nose. Burgundy with hints of dried blood; medium body. Nose of black fruits with some wet wool, slightly dusty. Tastes of good blackcurrant and blackberry juice; chewy with some sour cherry fruits. Some blueberries, increasing towards the finish with a sour, spirity, spicy finish. Perhaps drying out, but better balance of tannins and spicy fruits than expected.
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