We drank this over two nights, with the wine preserved under vacuum after the first night. On day 1, the wine was rather flat and insipid, the fruit a little attenuated and dry, and there was little character. Although there was nothing obviously faulty, we wondered if it was a substandard bottle. On day 2, the wine had picked up noticeably and it seemed to have quite ripe, blackcurrant fruit and some substance. Even so, it was not as good as some earlier bottles of this that we have had.
A fairly deep colour; medium weight claret, with a soft, rounded texture, lively and slightly creamy fruit, and decent length. There is perhaps a slight lack of ripeness to the fruit, but this is not a major problem. Overall, very good indeed.
Had this wine over dinner after starting with Petit Figeac 2005. You can definitely see this is coming from a quality terroir and château. It's silky and smooth and the finale is rather long for a second wine from an average vintage. Downside is the nose which is very light and de body in mouth which is also superlight. Maybe this has passed it's apogée and I suggest for those who still have some to drink up.
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