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  • 2003 Château Léoville Barton – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (7/16/2021)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, potpourri, berries, plums and currants. Flavors of berries, plums, currants and a hint of red cherries. medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (94 points)

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  • 2000 Sarget de Gruaud Larose – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (6/20/2021)
    WIL90

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, saddle leather, potpourri, currants and black berries. Flavors of tart red berries, cranberries, cherries and a hint on menthol on the finish. Tart acidity, resolved tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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  • 1982 Château Lanessan – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc (5/21/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of tar, anise, Kirsch and black berries. Soft and supple flavors of berries, plums and cherries. Medium acidity, fully resolved tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now. (93 points)

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  • 2000 Château Grand-Puy-Lacoste – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (5/7/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, black berries and black cherries. Flavors of black raspberries, black boysenberries and black cherries. Medium to tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term, perhaps medium term. (93 points)

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  • 2000 Sarget de Gruaud Larose – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (4/3/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, leather, dark fruits and white pepper. Flavors of black berries, currants and cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. In a good place right now. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Château d’Angludet – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (4/2/2021)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of smoke, plum and black raspberry. Flavors of black currants, black cherries and plums. Medium acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink now with some air or hold. (90 points)

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  • 2000 Sarget de Gruaud Larose – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (5/28/2020)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet to purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lilac, smoke and raspberries. Flavors of raspberries, plums and cherries. Tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (91 points)

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  • 1988 Château Gruaud Larose – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (10/18/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout with a slight, tiny meniscus at the rim. Nose of tobacco, herbs du Provence and black berries. Flavors of black berries, black cherries and raspberries. Tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean toward drink. (93 points)

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  • 2003 Château Pontet-Canet – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (11/30/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, currants and plums. Flavors of cassis, black cherries, black licorice and black raspberries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2005 Château Pontet-Canet – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (9/15/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of aspirin, white pepper, plums and boysenberries. Flavors of red cherries, red berries and plums. Medium to bright acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with some air or continue to hold. No rush. (93 points)

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