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Chateau Pey La Tour 2016(Reserve and Old Vines)Bordeaux Superieur

Deep rubied, tight rim. It looks and feels dense, but it is not. Nonetheless, it noses a classic Bordeaux Superieur with ripe and sweet fruit, dark plums, prunes, black cherries, followed by liquorice, mocha and chocolate. Some length(8+ seconds). The second nose shows forest floor and cola tones. The palate is round, textured, sweetish, chewy, spicy, and feels extracted in the mid-palate. Alcohol feels high, and indeed, it is(ABV 14.5%). I wish to have even more freshness on the palate; it is stomach-filling in the first 15 minutes.

There is some structure(better acidity, more refined tannins and balanced), freshness and intensity after 45 minutes.

The label says it is from Old VInes and is a Reserve. The score is from 88 (for example. Jeannie Cho Lee) to 90(JS). From a big Negoce, this Chateau has a long history. It is a wine with some temperament that may need some patience and time.


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