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Recent Cellartracker notes suggest that this wine has now entered a delicious plateau:
3/31/2019 – Julian Marshall Likes this wine: 93 Points
Like all the other bottles, this was excellent. Red berries with typical earthiness. Not forced, it was subtle and refined. At peak now but no hurry to drink remaining bottles.
5/18/2018 – Xavier Auerbach wrote: 93 Points
A private tasting and dinner at a friend’s (London, UK): Classic Pessac-Léognan in every respect, medium weight (13% ABV), ripe fruit and warm gravel balanced by refreshing acidity and satiny tannins, smoky oak and a hint of spice, harmonious and poised in an understated style, mature finish with good length. At peak. What Graves is all about. Obviously a bit more developed than the magnum brought by Olivier Bernard to the the winemaker’s dinner after the UGCB tasting in Amsterdam in March 2016, but a sterling performance none the less.
2/27/2018 – Derek Darth Taster wrote: 91 Points
Bordeaux theme dinner at La Barca. Drank over 2 hours.
Appearance is clear, medium intensity, ruby colour. Legs.
Nose is clean, medium+ intensity, with aromas of gravelly stones minerality, steely iron minerals, blackberries, fresh dark red cherries. Developing.
On the palate, dry, medium+ acidity, medium alcohol (13%), fine integrated high tannins, full body. Medium+ flavour intensity, with flavours of fresh dark red cherries, black cherries, blackberries, gravelly stones, iron minerality. Long finish.
Very good quality. Elegant classic claret. Fresh fruits with no greenness. In a good spot now and will continue to develop over the next 4-5 years.
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