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International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 114
(nearly 90% merlot) Excellent ruby-red. Black fruits, violet, licorice and bitter chocolate on the nose. Quite juicy in the mouth, even a bit youthfully hard-edged, with very fresh blueberry, black cherry, licorice and mineral flavors. Has the energy of a wine from chalky soil. Vibrant finish features firm tannins and good persistence. This has a reasonable 3.4 grams per liter of acidity and a pH of 3.7, according to winemaker Stephane Derenoncourt.
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Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 05/29/2012
Phil the Greek
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/22/2011
Nothing special, good solid St Emilion but there are much better around for < $$.
Tasted On: 08/02/2009
Drink Dates: 2009-2015
Decanted for approx 2 hours. Nice nose of sweet red cherries, vanilla and cassis. Medium body and very soft on the palate with a clipped finish. This will probably get better with a few more years of bottle age but it's very approachable now. Decent QPR at $30.00.
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