Cantemerle/La Lagune vertical (Dobbs Ferry): My favourite wine of the lineup. So much complexity here, all sorts of truffled, cedary, smoky, leathery and tobacco elements coming together around a core of red fruits that are still quite fresh and lively. This is drinking spectacularly well right now with incredible balance and length, a really stunning mature claret.
Bottle and fill excellent, cork soaked to the top, but extracted in one piece. Decanted and enjoyed over 2-3 hours. Still fairly dark and no signs of fading. This is a lovely and classic left bank wine with blackberry, plums, dirt and everything one wants in aged claret. Still vigorous and going strong after 2 hours. A little iron and grip on the finish which was perfect with lamb. Fine wine.
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