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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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  • 2000 Château Clerc Milon – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (9/4/2019)
    WIML93

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

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, violet, boysenberry and a hint of camphor. Flavors of black raspberries, black berries and a hint of black cherries. Bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (93 points)

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  • 2005 The Winemakers’ Collection Michel Rolland Cuvée No. 1 Château d’Arsac – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc (6/29/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of lavender, violet, cassis and plum. Flavors of boysenberries, raspberries, cherries and plums. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (92 points)

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  • 2010 Château Pontet-Canet – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Pauillac (3/6/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of talc, black pepper black berries and sandalwood. Flavors of black raspberries, black berries, black cherries and dark plums. Bright acidity, firm tannin, full bodied. Hold. (93 points)

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  • 2005 Château Ducru-Beaucaillou – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, St. Julien (3/6/2019)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of potpourri and black berries. Flavors of red berries and red raspberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold. No rush here. (93 points)

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  • 2000 Pavillon Rouge du Château Margaux – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Margaux (2/23/2019)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet to almost purple color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of violets, plums, berries, boysenberries and dust. Flavors of berries, plums and cherries. Medium to bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. I’d lean towards drink. (92 points)

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  • 2005 Château Lanessan – France, Bordeaux, Médoc, Haut-Médoc (10/6/2018)
    WIML91

    Tasted non blind.

    Dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of ash, black cherries, plums and white pepper. Flavors of Bing cherries and red raspberries. Bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now with air or continue to hold. (91 points)

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