Chateau Haut Langdale 2008 Montage St. Emilion.
Chateau Haut Langdale 2008 Montage St. Emilion. Dark ruby, tight rim. Dense and inky. Some fragrance. Full nose spectrum from fruit (dry fruit and dark fruit like Pipa/plums), floral, spice (licoriced, old leather, coffee bean), wet forest floor, mint chocolate over 30 minutes tasting. Quite structured, dry and mineral finish. A bit extracted. This is the best value claret of the winter season and should be drinking well in cooler months. Merlot-dominant, medium-weight and smooth by now, this is one of the more genial wines around and it is particularly classy with this complex, gamey terrine. DD84.