Infanticide but what an incredibly good wine for the vintage. Dark purple to the rim with broad unstructured legs. Dark chocolate, tobacco on the nose with dark fruit muted in the beginning and after 30 minutes finding expression. Palate as the nose was creamy with integrated tannins and silky texture. Finish lacked the depth of the palate but my impression this wine will come together well over the next 5 years.
Beautiful and luxurious bouquet which shows some ageing already. Some smoke, cedar and sweet spices. Same on the palate, beautiful cassis and other dark forest fruits. Beautiful acidity and soft tannin. A beautiful, complex and refined wine which was a little more developed than I expected. Definitely early maturity stage now and cellaring this until 2020 should be no problem. By then I would like to taste this again to make a judgment about longer cellaring expectations.
Easily detectable as a gift from PL...Earth, and Coffee marry fruit, their kiss turns into cocoa and now live together as drinkable cologne! Very nice! Everything above in a glass, perfuming hard. Drinking great and room to go...
K&L Bordeaux Tasting (K&L Hollywood): This was just spectacular. Wonderful complexity on the nose with tar, spice, mocha, cassis, blackberries, menthol. Just everything going on. Great acidity on the palate, and very chewy tannin on the finish, which is very long and intense. I think I drink fewer and fewer wines like this these days, but what a great example.
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(Chateau Pape-Clément Pessac-Léognan) Lots of flashy oak in this young wine, with aromas of spiced fruits and honey signifying this. It is soft, supple and well rounded, with a firm midpalate and lots of ripe grip. It has a very plump, diffuse character but there is acidity in it, and woody tannins, it just doesn't seem well integrated at present. There is substance to it though and I suspect it will come good with time.
(Chateau Pape-Clément Pessac-Léognan) Sweet and ripe fruit on the nose here, showing piles of new oak, much more than the wine was carrying when I tasted it in April 2007. It has a tight composition, but there is also apparent flesh and grip through the midpalate. Lots of good acidity. This is very stylish, but it will need plenty of time for all that oak to integrate. Really very good.
(Chateau Pape-Clément Pessac-Léognan) Beautifully pure and open fruit on the palate, fine definition, full and rounded, not quite creamy. A firm grip underneath, a plush fruit texture, very good acidity. It has freshness, but doesn't leap out of the glass. Nevertheless it has a very nice composition and I think this has very fine potential.
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