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A St. Emilion Grand Cru from the heralded 2009 vintage that is predominantly Merlot based.  Delicious, fruity and possessing 10+ years of aging capacity, shame about the price though.  Solid purple in the glass, it offered up a nose of blueberry and black fruits.  On the palate, some oak integration to go along with a cassis and spice concoction.  Very nice tannic framework is allowing this relatively young wine to be enjoyed now, but giving it the ability to last.  Somewhat complex, this is a good wine, worthy of 91 points easily , but 3 stars for its $30+ entry fee.  It’s a shame as I reckon a case of this in the cellar would reward your patience: one bottle/year so you could watch its evolution would be rather fun too.  Oh well, yet another reason to seek out the excellent 2009 vintage from the Bordeaux region.

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