a somewhat reticent nose of wet rocks, smoke, exotic fruits, wax, gooseberries, and stone fruits emerges from the glass; there is tremendous persistence and glycerin on the palate, with combination of minerally tension, a strong savoury, spicy element, and explosively juicy, honeyed fruit that make this a joy to drink despite its young age.
A very nice Blanc that loaded with peaches, lemon custard as well as pineapple like richness. Pack a lot of power supporting with solid structure. Quite approachable due to its richness and sweetness but somewhat disjointed at the back resulting in slightly shorter finished than we expect. This should be able to come around in another 5yrs time.
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(Chateau Pape-Clément Blanc (Pessac-Léognan)) A very attractive and slightly perfumed nose here, with a subtle musky hint which may well come from the Muscadelle included here. Served rather cool. On the palate it is quite rich and fleshy, seemingly bright and vibrant but much of this comes from the temperature. Once it warms in the mouth the acidity doesn't really reveal itself and the wine only has its pithy grip to fall back on. Having said that, it is rather an attractive pithiness, the substance of the wine holding an appealing bitterness as a result. And there is some acidity there on retasting. Could warrant a higher score if this holds together.
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