Punches well above its weight class. PnP and drank over two hours. Really opened up with air. Deep garnet. Cherry, pencil shavings, herbs and earth. Very much a LB Brdx. The body was a little thin at first but the power that developed with air helped with the stuffing towards the end. The wine was a little hot and spicy (probably due to the vintage), but not displeasing. Firm tannins that demand a fatty cut of meat. Very nice and great QPR. Should improve over the next 5-10 years.
This opened up nicely after a couple hours in the decanter and paired wonderfully with grilled lamb T-bones. Concentrated dark fruits, damp earth, and coffee laced wood notes and spice that power through the moderate length finish. Shows the power and richness of the vintage without the roundness of more modern examples. Not the most complex, but the quality of the fruit and tannin are excellent and the surprisingly good acidity and moderately powerful backbone points to the excellence of this Chateau.
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