Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France. 13%
A 4th growth, this is its 595th harvest. Now owned by Bernard Magrez (of Chateau Pape Clement).
This is dark and concentrated with plenty of new oak. You get an awful lot of concentration per euro. I’m downpointing it a little becuase I feel it is a bit too extracted. Perhaps it will gain some elegance and charm with age, but I worry.
Hard to drink now, it tastes like it has just been bottled. Oaky, dense – not much fun. Too extracted ?