• StainedGlass wrote: 88 points

    July 19, 2021 - Classic CdP profile (earth red and purple fruit, leather) but not particularly complex. Good value for a CdP. Drink now.

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  • LotionInTheBasket Likes this wine:

    May 9, 2021 - Wanted something more mature and got it. This drinks well. 3 hour decant. Garnet you can't see through and it somehow looks and swirls lighter. Nose is stewed red fruits, rhubarb on a tart note, anise, licorice, vanilla, some all spice. Front hits with a blend of red fruits, Raspberry being what I get most, slight cherry. Mature fruit, pie material, well integrated. Acidity {medium+} kicks in headed towards mid and potent, nice woody funk, griippy tannins underlying dried red florals coming to the table. Great textural transitions and nuances. You can pull on a lot of fun threads with this wine. Finish lingers nicely and I find it super satisfying, I can take a nice breather between sips; think on it. May not be firing on all its younger cylinders, its all OK, it has a whole bunch of fun things to enjoy and dissect. Can't lose for the money. Time, will also not let this become a long term science project. Enjoy in the best term and should not disappoint.

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  • Rich S wrote: 87 points

    August 19, 2020 - Decanted for sediment. Light garnet color. Nose of cherry cough drop, licorice, slightly stewed/baked red fruits. Similar flavors on the palate with a definite cough drop and licorice note on the back end. Medium- acid, medium+ tannin with a bit of heat on the finish. Probably would have been better a few years ago so I would drink up if holding any.

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  • Winiac wrote: 89 points

    May 13, 2020 - The flavors lack focus but the wine is well structured,and aged well.

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  • DoubleMagnum Likes this wine: 90 points

    May 12, 2020 - For some odd reason, it felt a bit more tannic than two years ago. Fruit is still intact. Very fresh. Alcohol in check. If you have any left, decant or lie down for a couple of years. Good bottle, just needs some air.

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  • gquigs Likes this wine: 89 points

    March 14, 2020 - Earth and anise on the nose. Raspberry, savory, soft tannins and a long finish

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  • DesMarteau Likes this wine: 93 points

    March 10, 2020 - Still in a nice drinking window at 14 years....spice, currants, leather, prunes...a big fan of Patrick Lesec's CDP's!

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  • winepog wrote: 91 points

    January 22, 2020 - A little tight on opening, but came around after a the bottle got a little air. Worth the wait and drinking well.

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  • ecola Likes this wine: 91 points

    October 14, 2019 - Soft and smooth with dried red fruit, subtle herb and toast. Might be on the downside but still drinking well. Very nice pairing with a pork loin, butternut squash, and strawberry applesauce.

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  • SMHalps wrote: 88 points

    August 26, 2019 - Opened but not decanted at home, alongside a 1999 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir. The Lesec was disappointing. Seemed to be a clunky one note CdP. It was a lost bottle in my cellar. Not even on my Cellartracker inventory.

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