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1998 2ème Cru Classé Saint Julien

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Grapes Merlot, Cab Sauv, Cab Franc
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Sub-district Haut Médoc
Village Saint Julien
Classification 2ème Cru Classé
ABV 13%

Attack very pure, sweet fruit, building in power and intensity to a fine long elegant finish. Very savoury and harmonious. This is concentrated enough (in the same sense that Rolls Royce used to say their cars had ‘enough’ power - nothing rudely excessive anywhere) and it will make a beautiful bottle. Clearly one of the stars of the vintage. L&S (Mar 2005)

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Decanter ***** Award ‘Rich, tobacco-blackcurrant fruit, lovely texture, depth and length.’ Steven SpurrierSteven Spurrier (Mar 2005)

A supremely elegant, dense purple-colored effort, the 1998 reveals aromas of cassis, black raspberries, minerals, and currants. Precise, well-delineated, and medium to full-bodied, with magnificent purity and understated elegance, this noble, restrained wine reveals a tannic finish, suggesting 4-5 more years of cellaring is warranted. Anticipated maturity: 2005-2025. Drinking range: 2005 - 2025 Rating: 91 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, www.RobertParker.com (Apr 2001)

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