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This wine is a Bordeaux Superier, versus a Cru Bourgeois- taking it a rung lower than the previous wine we tasted.  It also came from the 2008 Bordeaux vintage, not as highly touted as the 2005.  Strike 2 against this little charmer- yet it wins over the bigger, better Cru.  Why???  Bang for the buck ladies and gentlemen.  At under $15, this wine delivers exactly what it is intended for.  On the nose, very convincing blue and red fruit, the palate shows good balance and the finish is all that can be expected.  A very serviceable bottle that won’t disappoint for the next 5 years.  Not meant for long term aging, the structure is in place to hold it together, but I’m doubtful of much evolution.  An easy 4 stars with 86 point potential.  Great for casual drinking, or a summer grilling- your guests will enjoy its basic fruit and medium body.  Salut