• PMJak11 Likes this wine: 94 points

    October 30, 2021 - 1hr+ decant and needed every bit. Dark red color with purple rims. Dark cherries, stewed fruit, and graphite on the nose. Well balanced wine that is chewy with a lovely, gritty texture. Medium finish. Much better than my bottle in London.

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  • kronfeld Likes this wine:

    August 31, 2021 - The wonder of Bordeaux. Lasted tasted three years ago. No apparent potential. Boring. Now filling out. Rewarding. Keep waiting.

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  • gbauer wrote:

    July 27, 2021 - Good fruit and tannin. Balanced. Still young.

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  • MM29 wrote: 90 points

    July 17, 2021 - Schwerer Stand an diesem Abend gegen die teurere Konkurrenz aus Bdx 06. Ein schöner durchschnittlich guter Wein.

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  • Psdycp wrote: 87 points

    February 16, 2021 - Clean and simple nose of crushed red and blue berries juice with lightly toasted tobacco, cocoa and seasoned cedar. This needed at least 30 minutes for the nose to fully open. Palate showed a bit more power and flavours but they disappeared rather quickly during the transitions. Medium to full-bodied structure which still has some edges towards the end of a somewhat woody and bitter finish. The tannins have got some greenness to them in the aftertaste. Drink up soon before the fruits completely fade away.

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  • Motz wrote: 93 points

    January 10, 2021 - Drank over three days, alongside the 2005 La Tour Carnet. Both wines served as benchmarks for the other.

    Very pretty bouquet of cedar, haystack, sandalwood, and sweet berries. Rustically inviting, in that it showed among the friendliest 2006 Left Bank vintage wines that I have crossed paths with. In a word: generous. (I have long described the 2006 vintage as a hard bitten, grouchy uncle to 2005.)

    Robust and burly on the second day, sporting medium plus acid and medium tannin. Shading to Margaux, on account of its perfume and relative suavity. Delightfully rounded on the third day, testament to the wine's overall youth.

    Still evolving and unlikely to peak until 2028-2030. Even then, there will be no need to rush. Enchanting!

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  • ThalesGaspar Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 9, 2021 - This is probably at it's peak, really good right now, with many years left.

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  • nimac65 wrote:

    January 2, 2021 - Nice smell , somewhat stabile and hay , still good fruit and tannin. Some cedar but morr dark fruit, Will do well to the meet

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  • Musiclistener wrote: 91 points

    October 30, 2020 - Deep and wonderful Bordeaux nose of cassis and cedar. A bit tight and unyielding on the palate compared to the nose. Far from maturity.

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  • NewFrenchClaret wrote: 85 points

    September 17, 2020 - Not a wine I would choose to seek out. Hard to see who it would appeal to- the sweet oak nose is too prominent for it to appeal much to classicists, but it's too dry and austere on the mid-palate to satisfy modernists.

    Fundamentally its most unforgivable sin is that of being boring. A wine can be lean and still vivacious; flabby but still dynamic. This is neither. It doesn't have any really terrible qualities; it's just doesn't taste very interesting.

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