At this point in my life (almost 60), this is what I am really looking for in great Bordeaux vintages.  That is to say, wines that are affordable, drink with out requiring a decade or more of cellaring and provide pleasure.  This one is $23 and is drinking quite well today.  However, unlike most of the wines on the table this night, this started strong, held out for a while and faded.  Based on that, it would seem prudent to drink these up in the next few years.  And that's OK.  Purple/ruby in color.  The nose has leather, black cherries and slight cassis.  Also a bit of tobacco and oak spice.  On the palate, this has a nice texture.  Very smooth and easy drinking.  No depth.  Cassis fruit.  An ash note emerges with air.  There is a bit of oak here which will out last the fruit.  Still, for immediate drinking I liked this one very much.  

Grade: 
A-
Score: 
90
Vintage: 
2015

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