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International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 144
($35) Deep red. Pure aromas of blackberry, violet and licorice, lifted by minty and herbal nuances. Juicy and energetic in the mouth, with spices and a light herbal quality contributing to the impression of lift and definition. Finishes with dusty tannins that seem a bit less gritty than they appeared to be a year ago from barrel.
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Author: Robert Parker
As I indicated last year, quality has improved dramatically at this estate, and the 2006 is a quintessentially elegant Bordeaux displaying a dark ruby/purple color, a lovely bouquet of forest floor, sweet cherries, cranberries, and black currants, medium body, a textured, sweet, tannic mouthfeel, and a long finish. Everything is beautifully pure as well as perfectly balanced in this outstanding effort.
Author: James Suckling
Blackberry and sweet tobacco follow through to a medium body, with slightly aggressive tannins and a medium finish. Chewy. Needs time to mellow.
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 12/28/2012
Drink Dates: 2011-2025
Site Blog: The Wine Forum
Classically consistent, please see my past note as this is drinking just like the last bottle. BTW I opened this at 7:30am and started to drink it at 6pm through 11pm. Such a great value in Bordeaux.
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 07/21/2012
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Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 02/10/2011
Drink Dates: 2014-2020
Shut down on both nose and palate. Needs more time.
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