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Community Tasting Notes (2) Avg Score: 90 points

  • La Paulee Dinner (Summer Pavillion @ the Ritz): Dark aura of soy and earth with more earth-buried cherries with wild nuances of leather. Intense but still elegant dark cherries peppered with crayola.A nicely extracted effort and just needs more time to come together.

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  • La Paule dinner (Summer Pavilion, Ritz Carlton, Singapore): A very nice wine, full of power, but maybe just lacking a little of the elegance that I normally associate with Potel's Beze. Very rich and layered nose - lots of leather and a touch of loam, with higher-toned sandlewood scents drifting along somewere in there, and dark cherry fruit. Tons and tons of force on the palate, with a rush of leather, rich, ripe dark cherries, game and a dried plummy tone undergirded by firm tannins. This really was decently fresh for a 2003 as well, so there was a sense of poise and cleaness in spite of the weight of the wine. The finish was very long, with tight tannins, a dash of pepper and a touch of ginseng. Very young still, this will get better with time.

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