Best-value Bordeaux of 2012

Chateau Croizet Bages
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Château Croizet-Bages, Pauillac 5CC, 2009 

Good, solid, slightly earthy blackcurrant fruit. Chocolatey and ripe on the palate. Very rich, broad and succulent – highly concentrated, but good acidity gives it flair and verve. Quite a bracing style, with grip and backbone. 17.25pts/20
Price  £24–£26 Balthazar, Fine & Rare, Nebuchadnezzar
Drink 2016–2040
Alc 14%