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Chevalier de Lascombes 2013, second wine

Opaque violet; with a tight, pick rim. To start, suppressed nose of cassis, raspberry and plum aromas uncovered. After that come the cedar and cigar box tones; there are good dark fruit, cedary and chocolate flavours on the palate, with grippy tannins, spice, and acidity that hold onto the fruit and show some juiciness. The spicy finish outlasts the fruit, which is not bad for the class—a medium finish.

Slight oxygenation in the glass will serve well. The drinking window is relatively narrow and probably within one hour.

A famous second wine from Margaux. Still easy to drink, with its 60% Merlot fruit backed up by 40% Cabernet, which forms its structure.

Scores adequate for a second wine, like CT90.


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