Appearance: Bright and clear, it has medium intensity ruby color, with garnet/brownish rims. Nose: Clean, with medium intensity aromas showing black fruit of plum, cassis and some dark cherries, sweet spice of cloves, pungent spice of licorice, MLF notes of cream, animal notes of meaty, maturity notes of tobacco. The wine is developing. Palate: Dry with medium (+) acidity, high tannin which is quite gripping on texture, the wine has medium (+) alcohol, with medium body and medium intensity flavors of black fruit such as plum, dark cherries and blackberry, sweet spice of cloves, oak notes of toast, maturity notes of sweet tobacco. The wine has a medium finish. Conclusion: First impression I got when tasting this wine is that it is a right bank, with a high proportion of Merlot in the blend. It came to me in big surprise that it is in fact from the left bank, and more so from Pessac-Leognan. The wine is of acceptable quality, with reasonably concentrated nose showing fair degree of complexity. The palate is a bit disappointing for me, with too much tartness and a rather non-typical style from the commune. But otherwise the wine is still of reasonable on the flavor intensity and length. Ready to drink now, it can benefit from further ageing of another 2-3 years.
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