Appearance: Bright and clear, deep intensity ruby in color, with legs. Nose: Clean, with medium intensity of black fruit such as blackberry, blackcurrant and plum, oak notes of vanilla and cedar, herbal notes of black tea, maturity notes of soy sauce. The wine is developing. Palate: Dry, with medium (+) acidity, high tannin of ripe but quite gripping on texture, the wine has a medium alcohol and a medium (+) body, with medium intensity of black fruit such as blackberry and black cherry, oak notes of cedar. The wine has a medium (-) finish. Conclusion: Good quality Pessac-Leognan with reasonable concentration on the nose, but a bit simple, the wine has a good acidity but the tannin is overwhelming and gripping, requiring more time to mellow. With fair intensity on flavor, the palate however is also relatively simple and having a fairly short finish. The wine is barely ready to drink now, and can benefit from further ageing of another 3-5 years.
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(Chateau Olivier Pessac-Léognan) This has dark fruit, with a roasted meat nuance, and quite a sweet character. Flashy, ripe, sweet but nicely harmonious on the palate, with soft fruit and soft acidity, but a good grip beneath. It would benefit from a little more vigour and precision, but it has some good structure and is not overdone.
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