Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot/Cabernet Franc * 75cl * 13% ABV * Bordeaux, France
The dial is just a little more turned-up here compared to most Margaux this year, but it works. Subtle, charred oak notes are evident on the nose, with tight, savoury cassis and bilberry running through the mid-palate without dipping at all. It ends well, with a breadcrumb trail of carefully placed fruits. Nobody is going to call this broad-shouldered or a fruit bomb, but it is successfully expressed and really elegant, with layers of flavour. It's a wine that should be lovely to open in around eight years, so a little earlier than usual, but with good ageing potential. 92 Points, Decanter. Drinking Window: 2024 - 2038
Please note that these wines are in bond and prices are exclusive of duty and VAT - these will become payable at the prevailing rate as soon as the wine arrives. Collection from the store is available or local delivery to within 15 miles of the store is included in the price. The stock will be landed in bond at EHD - any deliveries needing to be made under bond will be charged for at EHD's standard rates. Delivery will be sometime between December 2018 and February 2019.
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