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Opening the Thanksgiving party with a bang! I bought a case of this jewel in Paris many years ago and crack one on special occasions. I have noticed a steady maturity in this wine and the secondary business is happening. Slightly less powerful than I wanted, perhaps age has mellowed it out. The nose was as expected, with great dark fruit still prominent. On the palate, very balanced with tame tannins still holding it together but not obtrusive. The length was decent, not great. The powerhouse I had hoped for was not forthcoming, so a bit bummed about that, but still pleased overall. I just love Lynch Bages and always look forward to opening a bottle. I would give it 5 stars and would think it merits a 92 point pro rating. I imagine my remaining bottles will last until 2016 at least.

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