Pauillac, Bordeaux, France. 13%
Considerable new oak aromas, a touch of flyspray astringency.
A dark strong wine with lashing of oak, that impart astringency but also a touch of creaminess. This is quite a bold GPL, one of the best in recent years (and hence best value too given the restrained prices of 2004). I expect this wine will have a very long future of fine drinking. If you have some in your cellar you should be pleased.
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