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You little beauty! I bought a case of this 2001 Bordeaux several years ago and have been patient- now, rewarded. Slight alcohol on the nose gives way to gorgeous cassis and cigar box notes. On the first taste, smooth as silk, no harsh tannins, and a mature finish showing what happens with wine as it evolves from fruit-baby to complex adult. Secondary flavors are in balance with primary fruit, with a middle aged backbone of tannins, not in your face, yet still present. Some blueberry is showing through, as is some tobacco. This is sooo totally my style of wine, I’m loving the 5 stars it gets and would imagine it deserves a 92 point pro rating.

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