|Sub-district||Saint Emilion & Satellites|
|Classification||Grand Cru Classé|
Very sophisticated attack with ripe fruit flavours and a touch of sweet oak amplifying the best bits of the cassis and rounding it. Good blackcurranty freshness and almost power - certainly drive in the good balance and length. Rating: 91 L&S (Apr 2014)
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