• Butch1970 wrote: 91 points

    March 25, 2022 - Last bottle of two cases bought en primeur. Looking back in my last note (2018) I feel I was a bit harsh on a wine I would now describe as delicious from a vastly underrated vintage. This has thickened out and displays wonderful blackcurrant fruits and forestry undergrowth. I can’t believe how wonderfully this has developed and seems to still have a way to go but certainly is in a great place right now. Rather sorry I’ve run out of the stuff!

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  • gtilley wrote:

    November 11, 2021 - Consistent with previous note. A very cool-vintage profile (blackcurrant leaf, wet coal), but firm and sturdy, not weedy.

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  • empire80 Likes this wine: 91 points

    September 26, 2021 - First of 12 and I'm glad I waited. This is in a great place now, still very fresh, decent blackberry and redcurrant fruit, a hint of cedary and spice. From an often under-rated vintage, that was priced very competitively on release. Drink over next 5 years or so?

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  • rjsmall Likes this wine:

    July 11, 2021 - Clear red colour. Slightly perfumed nose of lavender and black fruit but quite tight. Nice rounded mouthfeel - black fruits, cedar and a touch of lavender. Medium body - a classic claret. Bright and drinking nicely.

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  • nsellen wrote:

    July 4, 2021 - Very happy with where this is at the moment. It gives a sense of presence in the mouth and balances the fruit and savoury elements. The acidity and tannins work to give shape and allow the fruit and secondary flavours to show through. No sense of the 13.5% alc. Goes well with food and beyond.

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  • rwpalmer wrote: 89 points

    March 6, 2021 - This seemed more complete than the other bottles from the same case consumed over the last 9 years. Fairly light-weight, but there is true elegance and class there as well. Maybe it is worth holding onto other bottles a bit longer?

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  • msauer Likes this wine: 88 points

    February 7, 2021 - buvable , très guyleyant

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  • gtilley wrote:

    January 30, 2021 - Really attractive. On opening a bit cedary but rewards a couple of hours in a decanter. Firm and austere in structure - wet coal and ash - but plenty of dark cherry and plum fruit, and supple resolved tannins. A rocky river water streak emerges towards the finish. A traditional firm claret at an excellent point in its evolution, but with easily 5 years ahead or even longer.

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  • msauer Likes this wine: 88 points

    January 29, 2021 - pour la consommation courante. Bon

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  • Weinberg Falls wrote: 89 points

    January 23, 2021 - Elegant, fragranced nose of raspberry, cassis leather and cigar box. Delicate black fruit, plum and blackcurrant. Velvety tannins and medium earthy finish. Not terribly complex but fine and tasty and great value for what I paid (25EUR).

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