• msauer Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 21, 2020 - im Vgl m 98 er dā€˜Arenberg eleganter, weniger Kraft trotz hoher Cabernet %

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  • srp_gc Likes this wine:

    June 22, 2020 - Decanted an hour ahead and classically paired with roast beef, just excellent. Deep plum colour, great balance of wood and fruit flavours. It had a depth suggesting that it would keep for longer without anything bad happening, but I think the balance is such that it's unlikly to improve further.

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  • cwjames Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 12, 2020 - Brick colour with tinges of brown, blackcurrant aromas and fruit, quite lovely and long. Decanted 15 minutes before drinking it improved for 30 minutes but seemed to fade a little within the hour. The little that was left has not survived overnight. I would think this wine should be drunk within the next year or so. Perfect with roast lamb as you would expect.

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  • bubucap Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 8, 2020 - Bell pepper nose, later on cassis, ashes, forest floor; very balanced on the palate, herbs and spices; some eukalyptus and mince; tannins completely resolved; seems to be at peak now; medium long finish; superb claret

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  • Keith Cooper Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 29, 2020 - I see I've been writing tasting notes on this case since 2007 and it has never disappointed. This is my penultimate bottle and it is still superb. I can't believe it will be so good for much longer, but who knows? Dark plummy colour. The nose is beautiful, plummy, cinnamon, spice, leather. The palate is smooth and silky, forest floor, aniseed, vanilla. Finish rich and long. Wonderful.

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  • aquacongas Likes this wine: 93 points

    February 4, 2020 - Blind
    Left Bank bx but I was wrong in region and vintage, elegant with a good acidity grip. Balanced at his beginning peak. 92-93

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  • Monsieur Abeille Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 3, 2019 - Tasted in a vertical with a 2005 and 2010. While both these others were more complex and with longer finishes, the 98 won the night because of its lovely mature flavour. Not especially complex but deep and rich, and still drinking well.

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  • SaraFisher1989 wrote:

    May 10, 2019 - Resonates with other reviews at this age. Thin, needs a bit of time to open but otherwise uninspiring, no great structure or length - might be past it?

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  • Paul S wrote: 90 points

    October 28, 2018 - It has been sometime since I last had a solid left-Bank Bordeaux. This was unfortunately not top-drawer, but had a good dose of its own charm. The nose showed nice drifts of tobacco, leather and cedar wood floating around a core of cassis and floral jasmine tea. Classic Pauillac. The palate was unfortunately on the thin side, but there was a nice silky maturity to it, with soft tannins and bright orangey acidity draped around a transparent core of cassis and sour cherry notes. Finish was a tad short, but had a nice freshness to it. Time to drink now I think. This is not a blockbuster, but enjoyable in its own way.

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  • WilD wrote: 91 points

    January 27, 2018 - P&P. Again a soaked cork. Neveretheless, good smell, tres Bordeaux. Cigar box, pencil shaving. Still holding strong during the evening. Nice tertiair BDX. Fine acidity.

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