Pessac-Léognan, Bordeaux, France. 13%
An open knit style of wine with a dash of sweet oak. Less freshly floral/herbal than the 2004 Margaux I’ve been trying lately, but with a herbaceous tone instead. Lovely core of sweet fruit.
I expect this wine will live for a long while due to its charming balance, but it drinks early. I’m not scoring it as high as similarly priced Margaux 2004 because it seems less complex, but I have reservations about my judgement – charming wines can be deceptive (charm isn’t necessarily simplicity), they can just get better and better.