On the nose peppery and a bit old-fashioned, lacks some fruit, has spices and cedary notes; elegant and lively but also a bit skinny and austere, could do with more flesh, quite tannic too; good length but drying.
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(Château Lafon-Rochet) Group's #8 (my #8) – 100 pts; 0, 0, 0, 10 – Medium red color with clear meniscus; strong beef jerky nose that changes to a murky beef stew nose after 30 minutes in the glass; tangy, over-the-hill, tart palate; medium-plus finish