My last three bottles drunk this month and all gave great pleasure. I have up-rated my score from a year ago (85) as the wine delivered everything it should for a (then 2005) $22 Pauillac. Good nose of blackcurrant and cedar wood, ripe tannins with notes of tar and liquorice and a long palate. Great. WoFW 15.5/20
Good deep colour with no age on rim, liquorice tobacco and blackcurrant on the nose. Initial blackcurrant and spice hit, tannins firm and slightly austere (green wood) but overall an integrated taste with good balancing acidity. Solid if unexciting Pauillac but excellent value. WoFW 14/20
Popped and poured. Nice hints of cassis and roasted coffee beans on the nose, but fairly austere on the palate. There's just not enough fruit to match the acidity and tannins. I don't think there's much room for improvement, so drink up (preferably with food). Not a bad bottle of wine, but a ridiqulous buy if you factor cost into the equation.
Dark purple; blue and red berries; on the first day after two hours it was good but clear on the rough side with tannins, acidity covering up the fruity taste, with earth and leather; drank again on day three and now it was more subtle, with a variety of red berrries, even cherry, with its rough reduced to a pleasent grippyness. Drink now.
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