The bouquet is a bit dusty with aromas of cassis, blood and creamy cherries. Same on the palate. Some bell pepper as well. Firm acidity and ok tannin with a firm bite. Medium bodied. Not really complex or refined but an ok wine. Will improve with some aging. Until 2020 - 2024 to start with and then see if there is more potential. 86 - 87 for now.
After the last one this came as a nice surprise. No star but much better, with quite attractive notes of blackberry and black cherries on the tongue and a much fuller mouthful. Not from the same batch as the previous bottle. I wouldn't buy any more, but this is a perfectly acceptable CB.
Better than the 06, which is the worst Citran I've had, but this is not that much better. Saved from total failure by some decent fruit, but already on the wane. To be drunk whilst there's still something left.
Reticent bouquet with cassis. On the palate a firm amount of acidity, some chocolate, vanilla, bell peppers, grainy tannin and bitterness. Tight wine which needs several years. Not extremely refined. Will never be really great, but around 2018 this could prove to be a pleasant daily drinker. 86+ for now
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(Chateau Citran Haut-Médoc) Not very expressive, with just some dense and nutty fruit. A nice weight on the palate, substantial in terms of body, with firm fruit backed up by firm tannins. There is even a touch of cream here. But overall, a bit forceful, and rather strongly extracted.
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