The nose is classic Graves with currant, black cherry, tobacco, saddle leather, graphite, and wet gravel. The palate is has nice acidity, tannins that are quite present, but nice fruit. This is young, but drinkable now with appropriate food. Not sure it has the stuffing to fully resolve the tannins so I would probably drink this younger with a nice steak rather than waiting too long as I think the fruit will fade. Overall pretty tasty
Bouquet with cassis, vanilla, some smoke, earth and graphite. On the palate dark forest fruits, concentrated and rustic with still powerful and compact, sticky tannin and a firm amount of acidity and bitterness. Lacks a bit refinement in this stage, but I bet that in 5 or 8 years the wine will show more of that and it will probably last several years after that. 88++
Quite young with fierce tannins, this is not recommended to be opened within next 3 years, however good underlying material is apparent. (I'm a bit confused why this has such poor reviews here.) Cassis, plum, cigar, olives, and crushed autumn leaves make appearance. Overall, it is adequately ripe and has fresh acidity. 13% alc.
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(Chateau Carbonnieux Pessac-Léognan) Sweet, smoky, slightly meaty fruit on the nose, showing a little less purely than some wines. Full, rich, ripe and nicely perfumed on the palate, a touch creamy, with well-coated tannins. Notes of violets and sweet, aromatic berries. Rather soft acidity, and less focus than some. Nicely fleshy though.
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