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.
Took an hour plus to begin to open up. First impressions were how lean and acidic it was. That has since changed. Violet aromas with black currant and blackberry underpinnings. Softer and round on the palate, with a dusty quality right through the center of the tongue. Black fruit and a hint of anise on the fairly lengthy finish. A happy evolution to be sure.
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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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