Deductive Tasting (Blind) (Rajiv's House, San Francisco): Deep ruby with minimal to no bricking; nose is aromatic with bell pepper, pyrazines, slight mint, black fruit; palate is full bodied, deep black fruit, alcohol is elevated 14.5%+, acid is medium, tannins are medium-plus and youthful, some black fruit present but fades quickly; finish is short. Nose is interesting but the palate and finish fall dramatically short. Cabernet sauvignon vs. malbec, considering cabernet franc but too ripe on the palate, considering merlot but too many pyrazines and not enough black plummy fruit. Either modern right bank Bordeaux or new world producer, moderate level. 85
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(Chateau Lanessan (Haut-Médoc)) A nice colour here, showing some classic claretty maturity but there is still plenty of life in it yet I think. The nose has a touch of perfume but still a rather dense and solid character, A supple style on the palate, the tannins well resolved, the texture of the wine around those structural elements that persist a rather soft and gentle one, although there is still a little bite and grip to this in the background. Attractive.
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