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Les Pagodes de Cos

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2023
93
Licorice, flowers, cherries, and a hint of chocolate create the perfume. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant, and focused on freshness over volume. This is a refined vintage for Les Pagodes de Cos, finishing with fresh, red, and dark red fruits, a touch of spice, and just a hint of cocoa in the finish. This is going to be delicious if tasted early, and it will age well too. The wine blends 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 13% ABV, 3.74 pH. Drink from 2027-2040. 92-94 Pts.

Licorice, flowers, cherries, and a hint of chocolate create the perfume. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant, and focused on freshness over volume. This is a refined vintage for Les Pagodes de Cos, finishing with fresh, red, and dark red fruits, a touch of spice, and just a hint of cocoa in the finish. This is going to be delicious if tasted early, and it will age well too. The wine blends 51% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 13% ABV, 3.74 pH. Drink from 2027-2040. 92-94 Pts.

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2023
92
Marzipan, white peach, honeysuckle, and lemon grass permeate the nose. The palate is round, bright fresh, and juicy, with white peaches and citrus in the finish. The wine is made from 80% Sauvignon Blanc with 20% Semillon. Drink from 2025-2030. 92 Pts.

Marzipan, white peach, honeysuckle, and lemon grass permeate the nose. The palate is round, bright fresh, and juicy, with white peaches and citrus in the finish. The wine is made from 80% Sauvignon Blanc with 20% Semillon. Drink from 2025-2030. 92 Pts.

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2022
94
Black fruits, flowers, smoke, espresso, licorice, and black raspberries blend together in the perfume. On the palate, there are layers of sweet, black raspberries coated with cocoa, licorice, and a touch of orange citrus that shows up on the very end of the finish, giving you extra levels of freshness. This is gong to be delicious if tasted early and it will age well too. The wine blends 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 14% ABV, 3.72 pH. Drink from 2025-2040. 93-95 Pts.

Black fruits, flowers, smoke, espresso, licorice, and black raspberries blend together in the perfume. On the palate, there are layers of sweet, black raspberries coated with cocoa, licorice, and a touch of orange citrus that shows up on the very end of the finish, giving you extra levels of freshness. This is gong to be delicious if tasted early and it will age well too. The wine blends 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 49% Merlot and 1% Cabernet Franc. 14% ABV, 3.72 pH. Drink from 2025-2040. 93-95 Pts.

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2022
92
White peach and pomelo, with flowers, lemons, green apples and honeysuckle are found in the nose and palate here in this creamy, fresh and juicy, Bordeaux blanc. The wine is made from 57% Sauvignon Blanc and 43% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2029. 92-92 Pts.

White peach and pomelo, with flowers, lemons, green apples and honeysuckle are found in the nose and palate here in this creamy, fresh and juicy, Bordeaux blanc. The wine is made from 57% Sauvignon Blanc and 43% Semillon. Drink from 2024-2029. 92-92 Pts.

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2021
92
Flowers, currants, espresso, cocoa, smoke and licorice fill the perfume. Medium-bodied, lifted, soft, elegant, and polished, the wine is up-beat, spicy and chalky on the palate with peppery, chocolate-accented currants that round out the finish. The wine blends 60% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2024-2040.

Flowers, currants, espresso, cocoa, smoke and licorice fill the perfume. Medium-bodied, lifted, soft, elegant, and polished, the wine is up-beat, spicy and chalky on the palate with peppery, chocolate-accented currants that round out the finish. The wine blends 60% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2024-2040.

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Medium-bodied, fresh, vibrant, soft and sweet, the wine is focused on its core of spiced red fruits with its hints of cigar box and savory notes on the nose, palate and dark red pit fruit filled, round, polished finish. The wine blends 60% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2023-2038. 90-92

Medium-bodied, fresh, vibrant, soft and sweet, the wine is focused on its core of spiced red fruits with its hints of cigar box and savory notes on the nose, palate and dark red pit fruit filled, round, polished finish. The wine blends 60% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Drink from 2023-2038. 90-92

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2021
91
With a focus on its flowers, green apple and yellow citrus, this is already drinking at close to peak, offering lift, energy and a nice blend of lemon and grapefruit from start to finish. Drink from 2024-2028.

With a focus on its flowers, green apple and yellow citrus, this is already drinking at close to peak, offering lift, energy and a nice blend of lemon and grapefruit from start to finish. Drink from 2024-2028.

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Bright, crisp, fresh and juicy, the wine leans to its yellow citrus side with a nice bite of pomelo and lemon curd in the light, but vibrant finish. This is fully ready to go. Drink from 2023-2027. 91-91

Bright, crisp, fresh and juicy, the wine leans to its yellow citrus side with a nice bite of pomelo and lemon curd in the light, but vibrant finish. This is fully ready to go. Drink from 2023-2027. 91-91

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2020
93
Spicy, smoky, currants, espresso, flower and licorice create the perfume. On the palate. the medium-bodied, soft, plush and polished wine is almost ready to go. And that's a good thing because you are going to want to dig into all of its layers of ripe, fresh, creamy, lush dark red fruits and their spicy, chocolate edge. For a second wine, this is a fabulous effort. Drink this young while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. Drink from 2023-2038.

Spicy, smoky, currants, espresso, flower and licorice create the perfume. On the palate. the medium-bodied, soft, plush and polished wine is almost ready to go. And that's a good thing because you are going to want to dig into all of its layers of ripe, fresh, creamy, lush dark red fruits and their spicy, chocolate edge. For a second wine, this is a fabulous effort. Drink this young while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. Drink from 2023-2038.

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Fresh, bright, spicy and almost ready to go. The wine is medium-bodied, savory, lifted and polished. The fresh, red pit fruits are accompanied by tobacco leaf, spice, cigar box and savory notes on the nose, palate and finish. Drink this young while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. The wine blends 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. 92-94 Pts

Fresh, bright, spicy and almost ready to go. The wine is medium-bodied, savory, lifted and polished. The fresh, red pit fruits are accompanied by tobacco leaf, spice, cigar box and savory notes on the nose, palate and finish. Drink this young while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. The wine blends 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 34% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. 92-94 Pts

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2020
91
White peach, orange rind, honeysuckle, and green apples show in the nose and on the creamy, pear, lemon rind, and white peach filled palate. Drink from 2023-2029.

White peach, orange rind, honeysuckle, and green apples show in the nose and on the creamy, pear, lemon rind, and white peach filled palate. Drink from 2023-2029.

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Crisp pomelo, lemon, lime and green apple notes on the nose and palate work well here. The wine is vibrant, sweet, juicy and fresh with a core of white peach and creamy yellow citrus in the finish. 92 Pts

Crisp pomelo, lemon, lime and green apple notes on the nose and palate work well here. The wine is vibrant, sweet, juicy and fresh with a core of white peach and creamy yellow citrus in the finish. 92 Pts

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2019
91
Spicy lemon, lime, green apple and floral notes continue from the nose to the palate. The wine is fresh, zesty and creamy, with a touch of sweetness in the yellow citrus in the endnote. Drink from 2022-2027.

Spicy lemon, lime, green apple and floral notes continue from the nose to the palate. The wine is fresh, zesty and creamy, with a touch of sweetness in the yellow citrus in the endnote. Drink from 2022-2027.

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Sweet, juicy, zesty yellow citrus with a touch of mango and white flowers carry through from the nose to the palate, leaving with plenty of round, crisp, citrus zest in the finish. 91 Pts

Sweet, juicy, zesty yellow citrus with a touch of mango and white flowers carry through from the nose to the palate, leaving with plenty of round, crisp, citrus zest in the finish. 91 Pts

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2019
94
Deeply colored, the wine is packed with layers of dark red fruits, 5 spice, smoke, tobacco leaf, cocoa and wet earth, with a hint of thyme in the background. The tannins and soft, ripe, and polished, giving you a well-structured backdrop for all the beautiful fruit that races over your palate with its freshness and silky tannins. This second wine could easily be a Grand Cru Classe' if another classification were to take place. Drink from 2024-2039.

Deeply colored, the wine is packed with layers of dark red fruits, 5 spice, smoke, tobacco leaf, cocoa and wet earth, with a hint of thyme in the background. The tannins and soft, ripe, and polished, giving you a well-structured backdrop for all the beautiful fruit that races over your palate with its freshness and silky tannins. This second wine could easily be a Grand Cru Classe' if another classification were to take place. Drink from 2024-2039.

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Flowers, chocolate mint, spice, smoke, blackberry, cherry and thyme create the aromatic profile. Elegant, silky, fresh and showing gorgeous symmetry on the palate with its display of sweet, pure, red fruits and refined tannins, this is just fabulous. Clearly, Pagodes de Cos is now in competition for the top second wine in Bordeaux. Drink this young while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Merlot. 92-94 Pts

Flowers, chocolate mint, spice, smoke, blackberry, cherry and thyme create the aromatic profile. Elegant, silky, fresh and showing gorgeous symmetry on the palate with its display of sweet, pure, red fruits and refined tannins, this is just fabulous. Clearly, Pagodes de Cos is now in competition for the top second wine in Bordeaux. Drink this young while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. The wine blends 55% Cabernet Sauvignon, 36% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Merlot. 92-94 Pts

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2018
94
Spicy red fruits, smoke, licorice, black plums and wet earth come to the perfume with ease. Silky, fresh, soft and sweet on the palate, the wine is just great. The red berry finish lingers along with spice-box and a hint of mint. This second wine could easily be a Grand Cru Classe' if another classification were to take place. Drink this young while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop.

Spicy red fruits, smoke, licorice, black plums and wet earth come to the perfume with ease. Silky, fresh, soft and sweet on the palate, the wine is just great. The red berry finish lingers along with spice-box and a hint of mint. This second wine could easily be a Grand Cru Classe' if another classification were to take place. Drink this young while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop.

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With its powerful display of ripe, dark fruits, the wine is packed with sweet, lush, juicy blackberry, espresso, oak and spice-box notes. The texture, complexity and length is there as well. This is one of the top second wines in Bordeaux today. Drink this young while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. 93-95 Pts

With its powerful display of ripe, dark fruits, the wine is packed with sweet, lush, juicy blackberry, espresso, oak and spice-box notes. The texture, complexity and length is there as well. This is one of the top second wines in Bordeaux today. Drink this young while waiting for the Grand Vin to develop. 93-95 Pts

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2018
91
Forward, fresh, fruity with sweet yellow citrus, orange rind and the perfect touch of honey to sweeten up the lush, juicy finish. This is fully ready to go.

Forward, fresh, fruity with sweet yellow citrus, orange rind and the perfect touch of honey to sweeten up the lush, juicy finish. This is fully ready to go.

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2017
91
With loads of dark, red berries and spice box notes, the wine is round and the texture has softness and flesh.

With loads of dark, red berries and spice box notes, the wine is round and the texture has softness and flesh.

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2016
93
Fully ready to go, the wine opens with smoky, Morello cherries, spice, cocoa with a hint of blueberries. Medium-bodied, soft-textured, sweet, and spicy, the finish leaves you with sweet cherries and a dash of Indian-spiced chocolate. Drink from 2024-2030.

Fully ready to go, the wine opens with smoky, Morello cherries, spice, cocoa with a hint of blueberries. Medium-bodied, soft-textured, sweet, and spicy, the finish leaves you with sweet cherries and a dash of Indian-spiced chocolate. Drink from 2024-2030.

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The family resembalance between its big brother is uncanny. The spicy, smoky earthy, pure fruits are present and accounted for. But they are softm silky and lighter, allowing you to enjoy this with a just a year or two of age. Though this beauty will be going strong for up to 2 decades.

The family resembalance between its big brother is uncanny. The spicy, smoky earthy, pure fruits are present and accounted for. But they are softm silky and lighter, allowing you to enjoy this with a just a year or two of age. Though this beauty will be going strong for up to 2 decades.

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One of the best second wines in this vintage, the wine is already showing well. The deep, red fruits are ripe, pure, soft and fresh. There is an elegance to the supple wine that is ready to shine, and will get even better over the next 5-7 years.

One of the best second wines in this vintage, the wine is already showing well. The deep, red fruits are ripe, pure, soft and fresh. There is an elegance to the supple wine that is ready to shine, and will get even better over the next 5-7 years.

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Fresh, sweet black raspberries and bright red fruits are the center of this crisp, spicy wine. Produced from blending 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46.5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.02% ABV and represents 55% of the harvest. 90-92 Pts

Fresh, sweet black raspberries and bright red fruits are the center of this crisp, spicy wine. Produced from blending 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 46.5% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot, the wine reached 13.02% ABV and represents 55% of the harvest. 90-92 Pts

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2015
92
Deceptively easy to drink, the wine is medium-bodied, silky, refined and fresh, with soft, polished tannins and finish replete with dusty cocoa and perfectly, ripe, sweet cherries. No decanting needed here. Just pop, pour and enjoy it. As a side note here, the wine has improved in score each time I have tasted it since it was in barrel.

Deceptively easy to drink, the wine is medium-bodied, silky, refined and fresh, with soft, polished tannins and finish replete with dusty cocoa and perfectly, ripe, sweet cherries. No decanting needed here. Just pop, pour and enjoy it. As a side note here, the wine has improved in score each time I have tasted it since it was in barrel.

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Medium-bodied, plummy, soft, early drinker, with hints of cocoa and juicy red fruits. The wine is already approachably elegant, and should be delicious on release.

Medium-bodied, plummy, soft, early drinker, with hints of cocoa and juicy red fruits. The wine is already approachably elegant, and should be delicious on release.

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Medium-bodied, approachable and elegant in style with an open, polished, sweet, black cherry core of fruit. This is going to be good to drink while waiting for its big brother, the Grand Vin, to mature. 12.9% ABV. The wine was made from a blend of 46.2% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. 86-88 Pts

Medium-bodied, approachable and elegant in style with an open, polished, sweet, black cherry core of fruit. This is going to be good to drink while waiting for its big brother, the Grand Vin, to mature. 12.9% ABV. The wine was made from a blend of 46.2% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot. 86-88 Pts

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2014
91
Popped and poured was all this needed. Medium bodied, with finesse in the texture, this soft wine offered ripe, cassis flavors and a hint of cigar wrapper on the palate and nose. It is not a wine for laying down, but for a charming wine with early drinkability, this hit the spot.

Popped and poured was all this needed. Medium bodied, with finesse in the texture, this soft wine offered ripe, cassis flavors and a hint of cigar wrapper on the palate and nose. It is not a wine for laying down, but for a charming wine with early drinkability, this hit the spot.

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Better from bottle than from barrel, there is a refined character to the ripe, juicy, bright fruits, and the Asian, spiced nuances really add a lot of complexity here. Fresh, forward and with personality, this medium bodied wine can be enjoyed young, and over the next decade with ease.

Better from bottle than from barrel, there is a refined character to the ripe, juicy, bright fruits, and the Asian, spiced nuances really add a lot of complexity here. Fresh, forward and with personality, this medium bodied wine can be enjoyed young, and over the next decade with ease.

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Smoke, licorice, flowers and sweet black cherries on the nose, this wine is soft, forward, sweet and easy drinking. 87-89 Pts

Smoke, licorice, flowers and sweet black cherries on the nose, this wine is soft, forward, sweet and easy drinking. 87-89 Pts

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2013
85
Medium bodied, soft, forward, cherry dominated, finishing with spicy red fruits and herbs. 85-88 Pts

Medium bodied, soft, forward, cherry dominated, finishing with spicy red fruits and herbs. 85-88 Pts

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2012
88
Licorice, black cherry and smoke aromas open to a medium bodied, sweet, and tart, fennel and black cherry filled wine to drink on the young side.

Licorice, black cherry and smoke aromas open to a medium bodied, sweet, and tart, fennel and black cherry filled wine to drink on the young side.

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Produced from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the wine offers hints of oak, licorice, spice and black raspberries. Medium bodied and forward, the wine finishes with bright cherries and strawberry. 87-89 Pts

Produced from 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the wine offers hints of oak, licorice, spice and black raspberries. Medium bodied and forward, the wine finishes with bright cherries and strawberry. 87-89 Pts

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2011
89
2011 Les Pagodes de Cos is made from 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. Earth, spice and black cherry scents, medium body and a fresh plum and cherry finish are found in this wine. 89-90 Pts. 88-90 Pts

2011 Les Pagodes de Cos is made from 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot. Earth, spice and black cherry scents, medium body and a fresh plum and cherry finish are found in this wine. 89-90 Pts. 88-90 Pts

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2010
93
Blackberries, black currants, thyme, flowers, smoke, and espresso crowd into the nose. Round, soft, lush, and packed with sweet, ripe, spicy currants, espresso, and dark chocolate in the mid-palate and fresh, silky finish. No decanting is needed, just pop, pour and enjoy. For a second wine, this is simply off the hook. Drink from 2022-2028.

Blackberries, black currants, thyme, flowers, smoke, and espresso crowd into the nose. Round, soft, lush, and packed with sweet, ripe, spicy currants, espresso, and dark chocolate in the mid-palate and fresh, silky finish. No decanting is needed, just pop, pour and enjoy. For a second wine, this is simply off the hook. Drink from 2022-2028.

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Over the years, this has really moved up in class. On the nose, with its cedar, tobacco leaf, smoke and cassis profile the wine smells great. Medium/full-bodied, with ample currants, spice, wet earth and blackberry on the palate, the wine offers freshness, lift and a nice, firm, tannic backbone. At 10, this is drinking just great. My guess is, there is enough gas in the tank to go another decade.

Over the years, this has really moved up in class. On the nose, with its cedar, tobacco leaf, smoke and cassis profile the wine smells great. Medium/full-bodied, with ample currants, spice, wet earth and blackberry on the palate, the wine offers freshness, lift and a nice, firm, tannic backbone. At 10, this is drinking just great. My guess is, there is enough gas in the tank to go another decade.

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Les Pagodes de Cos From an assemblage of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, this is a brawny, focused and straight forward style of wine. In the mouth, the wine is tannic, fresh and filled with dark berries. Prats called this vintage a severe style of Pagodes that requires time. 90-92 Pts

Les Pagodes de Cos From an assemblage of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, this is a brawny, focused and straight forward style of wine. In the mouth, the wine is tannic, fresh and filled with dark berries. Prats called this vintage a severe style of Pagodes that requires time. 90-92 Pts

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2009
93
You can think of this as a scaled-down version of the stunning 2009 Grand Vin. Les Pagodes 2009 is at full-maturity, with smoked blackberries, spice, thyme and wet earthy nuances on the nose. Medium-bodied, soft, polished and silky, with loads of sweet, ripe, red fruits and freshness that glides over your palate. This is fully ready to go. No decanting needed. Just pop, pour and enjoy over the next 2-5 years.

You can think of this as a scaled-down version of the stunning 2009 Grand Vin. Les Pagodes 2009 is at full-maturity, with smoked blackberries, spice, thyme and wet earthy nuances on the nose. Medium-bodied, soft, polished and silky, with loads of sweet, ripe, red fruits and freshness that glides over your palate. This is fully ready to go. No decanting needed. Just pop, pour and enjoy over the next 2-5 years.

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It is hard to believe this is only a second wine. Offering waves of ripe, deep red fruits, luxurious textures and a spicy, earthy blast of red and black fruit, you can enjoy this beauty now, while waiting for its big brother to further develop.

It is hard to believe this is only a second wine. Offering waves of ripe, deep red fruits, luxurious textures and a spicy, earthy blast of red and black fruit, you can enjoy this beauty now, while waiting for its big brother to further develop.

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Earth, cassis, blackberry and spice scents open to a medium bodied, fresh, cassis and spice filled wine that would compete with many better-known, more expensive classified growths in a blind tasting.

Earth, cassis, blackberry and spice scents open to a medium bodied, fresh, cassis and spice filled wine that would compete with many better-known, more expensive classified growths in a blind tasting.

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2008
91
I was surprised how well this has aged. Soft in texture, with earth, blackberry and smoky nuances, popped and poured, this medium-bodied wine is drinking in its sweet spot.

I was surprised how well this has aged. Soft in texture, with earth, blackberry and smoky nuances, popped and poured, this medium-bodied wine is drinking in its sweet spot.

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2005
90
From a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine offers tobacco, earth, blackberry, red plum and coffee bean aromatics. Medium bodied with soft textures, and ripe tannins, the wine ends with a spicy, red and black fruit filled finish. This is alreadydrinking well now and should improve for at least another decade.

From a blend of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine offers tobacco, earth, blackberry, red plum and coffee bean aromatics. Medium bodied with soft textures, and ripe tannins, the wine ends with a spicy, red and black fruit filled finish. This is alreadydrinking well now and should improve for at least another decade.

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