From Coravin. A year has gone since I last tried this. Much better now after having been in a closed phase a year ago. I can understand that lovers of traditional Bordeaux may think this a heretic wine, but I am also such a fan of the traditional, and I still think this is absolutely superb! In many ways it is more similar to a Brunello than a Bordeaux, but what it is not is a Napa fruit bomb. On the attack and the mid-palate, it has that almost overwhelming strength of fruit laced with commensurate acidity while the tannins are present albeit receding. Yet there is enough freshness to the experience to know that it heralds from Bordeaux. I love it!
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(Chateau Malescot St-Exupéry Margaux) This year this is Cabernet Sauvignon 51%, Merlot 37%, Cabernet Franc 8% and not forgetting the Malbec which weighs in at 4%. A nice nose here, sweet and slightly smoky fruit, very open and attractive aromatics. Sweet and creamy fruit on the palate too, broad, with a forest fruit style together with notes of plum. A good grip here, rather tight but velvety tannins and balanced acidity bringing some life to the blend. Everything here seems very harmonious. Overall a wine with excellent potential.
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