Lurton Tasting; 12/10/2012-12/11/2012 (London): Very good. Smoky oak on the nose but palate is refined and smooth with superb oak integration. Fresh citrus with some ripe and complex stone fruit. Oak is never far away but sits comfortably in the background. Bravo.
A lot of toasted oak in the bouquet. Minerals as well. Same on the palate. Firm amount of sweetness balanced by good acidity. In this stage the oak is overwhelming. I hope it will integrate nicely. No score for today.
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(Chateau Bouscaut Blanc (Pessac-Léognan)) A really intriguing nose here, immediately;smoky, then more suggestive of light matchsticky reduction. But behind all this;the creaminess of the Semillon can clearly be felt, lifted by the light zip of;the Sauvignon, but these elements do tend to fade in and out behind the;matchstick aroma. A lovely fresh entry, clean and winsome, then in the middle a;little more flesh and substance is seen. Powdery fruit, and a good cleansing;style, but overall it has a solid and slightly creamy style rather than vibrant;lift. Good though.
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