Another good wine from the other Cos, if not a great one. Plenty of zippy fruit, quite intense, red berries and spice, with a decent middle section, but sadly the finish falls away slightly. For the price paid (16€) I can have no complaints at all, but the Rauzan-Gassies tasted a couple of days ago was a lot better for only fractionally more. In any event, this is far better than some of the flawed bottles of the mid-90s.
Sombre, jambes grasses. Arôme boîtes à cigares. Goût à la fois de petits fruits rouges, tabac, cèdre, réglisse. Tanins bien fondus en finale. Équilibre très agréable, sans aucune sensation de sécheresse en bouche ni rondeur lourde. Mais peut être un boisé un peu trop marqué.
Deep garnet core, full to the rim. Deliciously savoury nose of cedar, cassis and oak. Not so good on the palate - spicy and smoky but hollow in the mid-palate. Pleasant acidity and tannin, but lacking fruit. The wine came into its own with roast lamb, however, and the classy structure makes an excellent accompaniment to the meat.
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