deep black-red colour, almost opaque in the decanter, classic Pauillac "lead-pencils" nose, Cabernet dominates on the nose, solid on the palate with good balance, "masculine" in style, very typical of the Chateau, not so strong on finesse or nuances but always very reliable and an excellent food wine (particularly with good steak as in this case), still relatively youthful, good now but absolutely no rush to drink (and this review is for a half bottle!)
Ich mag das Chateau einfach...immer ein grundsolider, eher klassisch ausgebauter Paulliac. Schwarze Johnannisbeere, dunkle Kirsche, Zeder, Graphit, Sous-Bois. Am Gaumen saftig, schlanke, dunkle Frucht, mineralisch und immer noch mit etwas Tannin im Abgang. Schön.
still quite youthful black cherry red color, almost no brown, rich fruity typical Pauillac nose, powerful and with good concentration and class, perfect age on the palate, smooth, restrained balancing tannin at finish, good persistent aftertaste, very enjoyable
Opened, poured half into a half bottle and corked it, and decanted the rest. Closed at first, eventually opened to a decent nose, but nothing extraordinary. In the mouth, an attack of dark fruit and acid perfectly balanced and structured like a chisel, that was a real pleasure and a good food complement. However, the mid palate did not do much, simply riding on the coat tails of the initial attack, and the finish was disappointing and short. I kept returning to the glass to get that wonderful first taste, which is enough to carry a wine, but I expect more from this producer. A night latter I consumed the half bottle that I put aside with the same experience. Perhaps in 3 or 5 years the mid palate and finish will improve as the wine integrates more. One can hope, but it seems unlikely to me.
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