Margaux, Bordeaux, France. 13%
This wine more than any other forced me to reassess my predjudice against 2nd wines of the top classes growths. This is a beautiful lovely wine, really special. It showed very well in a Margaux tasting in Bordeaux last year. Now at home in Australia it’s a joy to drink, perhaps a little more approachable in style than I recall though undoubtably it has a long life ahead of it. Deftly balanced fruit tannin alcohol and acid mark this wine out. The oak is good though understandably at this age it’s a little too pronounced.