Silky tannins. Nose of plums, cassis and cigar box.
Has controlled power that slowly unfurls in your mouth.
Sweet fruited with blackcurrants the star.
A touch of slightly earthy praline dark chocolates.
Lingers very nicely on the palate.
An elegant, pretty wine.
I have heard that the wines from Margaux described as feminine. Now I know what they mean.
A joy to drink one of the world’s benchmark wines. Drinking well now, but will cellar easily for 5+ years.
Apparently this was rated by Robert Parker at 89 points. With respect to someone with far more tasting experience, I completely disagree. I found this to be an excellent wine.
Approx $430 from Steve’s Fine Wine & Food.
Tasted 9th February 2013