Thrown into a tasting of First Growths from this vintage, that probably wasn't fair, but it held it's own even if not one of the top wines. And, to top it off Inky purple in color. The nose is very nice with liqueur-like notes of cassis and cherries along with some cedar and spice. On the palate, this has a lot of cassis fruit with firm tannins. It will need another five to ten year to maturity. It is delicious as pop and pour right now. Considering this is available for around $90 right now, it is hard to justify the prices of some of the other "better" wines.
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