Tag Archives: Bordeaux

Ch Potensac 1996

Lovely deep red – far younger than its age. Lovely nose too. Cedar, red fruits, some blackcurrants and truffles. Round, rich, mellow. Lovely balance. Fruit, acid and oak all in balance. Finish is plums, berries and cedar with a touch … Continue reading

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Ch d’Armailhac 1994

Quite deep robe, amber edge moving to the centre.  Eyes say ‘drink up’! Fruit reserved at first, dusty foresty but clean nose. Opens to reveal plums, blackcurrants and cherries. Mellow palate, classic Bordeaux age. Good acid and tannins – moreish. … Continue reading

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Ch Bourgneuf 1996

Lovely red robe with a touch of amber edge. Plums, light florals, violets. Mature palate with a hint of dusty wood and herbaceous/Bordeaux edge. Well balanced, good finish with fruit alive. Quite a nice wine, at its best. Pomerol, Bordeaux, … Continue reading

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Ch La Louviere 1995

Robe tending amber but good clear depth of red. Nose very alive – blackcurrant, forest floor and plums with a touch of lanolin. Tannins a bit forward with a hint of greenness, but plums, tobacco and fruit are there on … Continue reading

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Ch Haut Brion 1981

Level almost perfect (high neck) and cork perfect. Pronounced amber edge but still a good depth of red. Nose a touch musty initially (this wasn’t decanted) but as it warms and airs this recedes allowing delicate black fruit aromas to … Continue reading

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Ch Cantermerle 1996

Touch of lanolin/lamb’s wool, meaty with a touch of leather and Cabernet blackcurrants bubbling through. Good ripeness – in balance, fruit and acid work together, nice chalky tannins. Refreshing red – 12.5% alcohol and perfect with BBQ lamb shoulder chops. … Continue reading

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