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2013 Cru Classé Pessac-Léognan

Grapes Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc
Colour Red
Origin France, Bordeaux
Village Pessac-Léognan
Classification Cru Classé

Tasted twice and on neither time did it present as being very serious, but it does have a crowd-pleasing smooth richness and a reasonably full dark fruit. 2015-2022. Rating: 87-88 L&S (Apr 2014)

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From Helene Garcin (who does a fabulous job with all her family’s estates), this blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Merlot exhibits a Graves-like bouquet of scorched earth, charcoal embers, red and black currants, loamy soil and tobacco leaf. With good ripeness, decent acidity and sweet tannin, it is not as big and rich as some top vintages have been, but it is a charming red to enjoy over the next 6-8 years. 2014-2022 Rating: 86-88 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate, (Aug 2014)

Blackcurrant leaf, bitter chocolate, dark-fruit character. Pretty compact and intense, but with great balance and much more weight on the palate than most. Impressively done. A rare 2013 candidate for cellaring. Lovely clarity of flavour. (RH) Drink 2018-2033. Rating: 17.5 Richard Hemming MW - (Apr 2014)

Dense colour, slightly herbaceous nose, fruit should overcome the 2013 greenness. Drink: 2017-2023. Rating: 15.75 Steven Spurrier (Apr 2014)

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