• JChan wrote: 88 points

    June 7, 2019 - A bit disappointed. Red fruits and black fruits intermixed, with hint of tea flavour. A bit acidic, tannic. Not impressive, due to not a good year? I will go for Pontet Canet with less money but more enjoyable.

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  • Redteeth wrote:

    May 11, 2019 - This bottle was double decanted. The cork was in poor shape and the was a fair amount of sediment. The wine opened up very nicely and was enjoyable. What was left was very nice on day two. I think its time to be drinking this vintage and easy as she goes on removing the cork.

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  • wineforth Likes this wine: 93 points

    May 3, 2019 - 8th bottle from a case bought en primeur. A pleasant light nose of undergrowth at first, giving way to cedar and blackcurrant. Blackcurrant and graphite on the palate. Lovely soft tannins and very good length. This wine peaked two years ago and the body is just starting to wane, however the tannins are very soft so overall it's still in balance and will be drinking really well for another few years at least. Great wine for an average vintage.

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  • MLipton wrote:

    March 30, 2019 - Still quite primary, though with fully resolved tannins. Quite pleasant if a bit foursquare at the moment.

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  • djhammond Likes this wine: 89 points

    February 21, 2019 - This needs a couple of hours in the decanter, and is firmly in its drinking window. I do not feel this is going to improve with time, but it should stay at this level for a few years. The nose is plum, blackcurrant, leather, and tobacco, and the balance on the palate is decent. It is somewhat simplistic on the mouth, and the finish is a little bitter. It is an enjoyable wine but certainly not a highlight from the estate.

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  • JMAC03 Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 9, 2019 - very balanced, drinking well now. a nice wine.

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  • sisler70 wrote: 94 points

    February 3, 2019 - Great wine!

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  • jumbo744 wrote: 87 points

    January 28, 2019 - Try it again after 1 year. Perfect cork and level, decanted 3 hours but still disappointed about this vintage. Lack of complexity and nothing special. There are many better choice in this price tag.

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  • TJLL22 Likes this wine: 89 points

    January 25, 2019 - Needs decanting.

    Smooth, delicate but with a strong finish.

    Spicey blueberries on the nose

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  • Fernando81 Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 12, 2018 - B-day wine!������
    ��5√®me GCC. Fam. Cazes. ~90ha, ~35yo vines. ��~25k cases/year. More@ thewinecellarinsider.com. �� Med garnet red. ���� intensely aromatic with pencil shavings, blackcurrant, plum, smoke some leather and sous-bois (albeit quite subtle). in development ofc. ��Med+intensity, rustic on the pallet ��dry. ��Med acidity. ��oak.�� Fine tannins . ��Med+ body. ��13%abv �� Good finish. ��drink now.

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