Jane Anson re-tastes the wine nearly two years after Bordeaux en primeur...
The tannins here make their presence felt, but with the pliability and depth of fruit to back them up. Clearly a wine that is going to age well and develop gracefully, with plum and damson fruits, clear oak influence but well crafted, this feels primary and rippling with potential, and really stood out in the Margaux appellation horizontal tasting. This was the first year with the new cellars completed at Prieuré.
Alc: 13% abv
Taster: Jane Anson
Tasted: February 2017
*Drinking window has not changed since the en primeur tasting.
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Original Bordeaux en primeur rating by Steven Spurrier:
Very good black fruits nose and fine supple palate with natural concentration, finesse and fragrance. A charming wine with enough depth for the future.