Not much could be dug up on this wine so I I don’t have pricing or details.  It says Cru Bourgeois on the label and consists of 62% Cab Sav, 32% Merlot and 6% Cab Franc.  I like this ratio of blending.  The wine is an opaque purple in the glass and gives a charming nose of black fruits with some oak hints.  The initial attack is all black currants.  There is a sour cherry mid palate taste that feeds into the finish of more black fruits and very lithe tannins.  The acidity is slightly off-balance and there is a green note in there.  The wine slides in with 12.5% alcohol  which makes it pleasing to drink.  Overall a decent bottle of Bordeaux from a lackluster vintage.  I am giving it 86 points but without pricing, I can’t give a star rating.  Salut….

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