on May 12, 2008
This is a decent Bordeaux that seems to be pretty much ready to go. I
am not certain that a few more years will change the taste
meaningfully, although I guess it could. Regardless, the wine needs to
breathe for at least 1 hour to open up, perhaps even more. As a St.
Emilion, it is more Merlot dominated than a left bank wine would be,
and to me it is interesting to compare the two. The tannins in this
wine are meaningfully less strong than they have been for some
comparable (i.e., '95) left bank wines. This is not to say that they
are absent or unpleasant. Quite the opposite -- the wine is nicely
balanced, although I suspect it was not very that rich or full at any
time. All in all, a decent bottle.
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