This was another bottle purchased at the same time as the last bottle. However, this wine appeared notably different. It had a gold center and clear rims. The nose was a bit oxidized at first but this largely blew off after a couple hours of air to show candle wax, apricots, lemon, and some honey.
In the mouth, this wine was rich and ripe but had firm acidity to balance out the dramatic texture. It had very nice length.
Overall this bottle was clearly at its peak (or maybe even a touch past). This bottle's maturity was certainly a big change from my last bottle which was stored right next to this one. I have experienced substantial bottle variation from this chateau. The wines are good but you are never quite sure what is going to come out of the bottle.
Naso elegante, pulito, preciso e mobile, ampio, pesca matura, lanolina, molto balsamico, benzina. Grande stratificazione palatale, è denso ma equilibratissimo e scorrevole, polposo, acidità e mineralità uniscono le forze e sorreggono con grande equilibrio la materia.
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