Inky dark in color with lovely inviting dark cherry nose. On the mid palate the wine matches the nose with dark cherries, and mocha notes. On the medium length finish the wine displays some bitter dark chocolate notes along with some fine ripe tannins and hints of green pepper. This wine is quite complex, with lots of layers going on with the grippy tannins lingering. I suspect the wine is a bit young, maybe another 1-2 years and it would be even better. I would give this an -89. It really displays how the added complexity of the left bank where Cab sauv/franc are usually the star. Sadly I was unable to find much of anything about the blend on this wine. This is a left bank wine from the Pessac-Léognan region in Bordeaux.
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750 mL bottle | VINTAGES#: 522722$44.85WS90-93
Offers a grippy, slightly extracted feel, with a layer of plum skin around the core of steeped blackberry and black currant fruit. Delivers ample tarry grip through the finish. Score – 90-93. (James Molesworth, winespectator.com)Read Less
Release Date:April 1, 2019Bottle Size:750 mL bottleAlcohol/Vol:13%Made In:Bordeaux, FranceBy:Ulysse CazabonneSweetness Descriptor:XD – Extra Dry