Haut Espoir

Château de Villegeorge

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2015

Ken Z
9.0

Drank 9/5/19. Tasting event. Tasting pour.

Nose of cassis, graphite, and earth. BlackBerry, leather, earth, and leather on the palate. Medium body, Medium +, but more subtle finish.

3/21/8/4/4+50=90
— 10 days ago

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