Big, ripe, round fruit here - if I tasted blind I would have said South African cab blend. Chunky tannins, chocolate, pepper - needs a long time. Lacks some finesse but could be decent mid-level Pomerol in 5-8 years.
Edit: the day after this was much less aggresive, more rounded, softer and more French in style. A long decant might help - or of course another 5 years in the cellar for more effect.
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(Chateau La Pointe Pomerol) Warm fruit here, nutty oak, otherwise this isn't really a very expressive wine on the nose. It has a very lean entry, and a firm character thereafter, lacking flesh. It seems to be all structure and tannin, and shows little to round off its hard edges. This doesn't possess the charm of some of the other wines.
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