2016 vintage. Second bottle in the last month. Still playing a bit of hide and seek. Spearmint, dust, wet earth, mushrooms, dark plum in the nose. All that jazz in the tastebuds with some Earl Grey tea component casually strutting into the scene. Still light/light medium bodied. Finishing super-dry without any modicum of plushiness currently. Improved attitude vs the last recent bottle. Need to pick up another and taste again in six months since this wine is high-maintenance and still going through some personal “issues” but likely worth the long-term investment. — 10 days ago
Appearance: Medium Ruby.
Nose: Medium Intensity Red Cherries and Oak.
Palate: Dry. Medium + Acidity. Medium + Tannin. Low Alcohol. Medium Body. Medium flavours of Red Cherries, Black Current, and Oak. Medium Finish.
Conclusion: Good Quality Wine. — 3 days ago
2016 opened July 2021. Still a little too young for it’s maximum potential IMHO. Leather and loam on the nose. Distinct cherry fruit on the front. Heavy tannic structure — more so than the average Bordeaux — and more so than the most of the Margauxs I’ve had. The tannins kick in on the mid palate. They’re velvety (With a lot of complexity that might be revealed in few years). Unfortunately some sour high notes appear at the mid palate and amplify themselves to the end of the pallet. Very much sour cherries. But this wine redeems itself by having a long but subtle mineral finish.￼ I might retry this wine in three or four years￼. I can’t give it a better score than 9.1 right now, though. But I might’ve the score in 2024 or 2025. Hopefully, I’ll have a personal jet pack by that time. But heavens no, I won’t drink and fly.￼￼ — 9 days ago
top of my pet nat favorites! cork was a challenge to pop but once I finagled it free, joy ensued. dry, prickly sparkle, not too sour. muddy fruit — 12 days ago
Opened this is a Left Bank v Right Bank taste-off against a 2015 Chateau Beau-Sejour Becot and this one won handily. Smooth and balanced, with a long finish. Probably even better in a year or two, if I can wait that long to drink the second bottle! — 20 days ago