Chateau de Seuil (rouge) 2002

89 points

Graves, Bordeaux, France. 12.5%

I knew nothing of this wine. I think I bought it last year for around $30. I opened it as a contrast to Puriri Hills Reserve 2004. Both are lean-ish rather classical wines with aging potential.

Dry, nice mineral iron-like characters, more savoury than the Puriri, also more fragrant, and some deeper riper flavours. Clean, with nice balance and energy. A very good example of how good 2002 can be. A surprise. Good value.

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