This was a great surprise. Outperformed a bunch of other grand crus during a dinner (duck breast) and showed lots of nice flavors of cedar, tabacco and spice. Very long on the finish. Now I wish there were more bottles left in the case.
With a classically austere graphite/cedar nose and palate of restrained (rather than subdued) fruit, this is what Claret is all about. This is a wine that demands food (we had it with rump of lamb) and does not shout about itself, but artfully enhances the meal. I picked this up at auction for about £20, but would happily pay a little more.
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