Double decanted about 90 minutes before it was poured. Showing little age in terms of colour, shy nose, cassis, liquorice, mint, pencil shavings, spices. Powerful on the palate, round but noticeable tannins, smooth, fresh, pretty long, very nice indeed. Drinking nicely now, but should keep for a couple of more years. Great QPR.
Somewhat muted nose at first but slowly evolved with time in the glass; berries, cherries, caramel, and mints in the nose; on the plate, still acidic but mellow with cassises, licorice, and some violets; the finish, surprisingly long with dark berries and licorice; 89-90 points at this stage; should benefit from a few more years of cellaring.
First from case. Still purple notes. Very fruity on nose still quite primary. Modern feel on palate and not sure it has the structure required to age. Enjoyable though. Will drink another and see. Drank with 1996 which was more classic
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(Chateau Potensac) This had earth, tar, tobacco, tannins and acidity but no fruit. Like a liquid ashtray dropped in the forest that was very nicely made. The problem is I don't want a wine that is nicely made that has no fruit. I need a little fruit. Not overwhelming gobs.
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