I have always thought that the 99s were underrated wines and many of them, I suspect, were drunk prematurely on those grounds. This is a beautifully mature wine full of Pessac soft, ripe, red fruits, sweet tobacco, and smokey minerality. The oak is fully integrated. A little nutty. Not the most complex wine but a complete package that delivers for the price. Drunk from the sommelier series.
Some nice mature notes have started to develop, with gravel, earth and iron notes emerging along with red and dark fruits; There's a slight astringency on the finish that detracts from the wine overall; Still pretty solid
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