Jane Anson tastes the wine two years after en primeur. See her ratings below...
I really want to draw your attention to this wine, as it can somehow get lost among the Pauillac big hitters. It really has done well in 2014, with coffee and caramel on the nose, finessed over a lovely grilled damson frame. This is smooth, a touch flashy yes, but it holds true to that Pauillac delivery of charcoal and cassis. Will age well but without making it essential to cellar for long. Good quality, very promising, a lovely mid-termer.
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:
Rich black summer fruits of good smoothness and depth. There’s a nice touch of spice and good ripe tannins. Continuing progress of quality from this estate.