09 was a pretty open vintage especially on the right bank. At age 9, this is drinking very well. That said, there is plenty of room for further improvement. Purple in color. The nose has black cherries, black raspberries, dark chocolate and char. On the palate, this is juicy with a full bodied texture. Black raspberries, layered with chocolate dust and slight oak notes. Long finish. This will work with roasted meats dishes quite well. Another five years in the cellar and this should come together quite well. If opening now, give it some air.
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