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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer PIERRE LURTON
Unable to get a bottle for assessment from the agent. A REPEAT of the 2016 (**) was released on February 16, 2019 at $19.95. Here is my previous note: Extremely deep intense purple colour. Spicy, baked plum nose with some sandalwood notes. Dry, medium bodied, spicy, somewhat hot, peppery, baked plum-apple flavours with a very crisp finish. Has 14.5% alcohol and now 2 g/L residual sugar with lot number LG1150518 on the back label. CSPC 632984
Type Red Table Wine
Agent Bre Bev
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Rating **(87.5 points)
Spicy Baked Plum
LCBO Text Status
TASTING NOTE: Pierre Lurton, of Château Cheval Blanc and Château d'Yquem, brings forth an affordable, right bank Bordeaux that is worthy of his reputation. Savory and bright with notes of juniper, light smoke, bramble, dried wildflowers and fresh, aromatic violets. Generous flavours of red and black fruit are complemented by a slight lactic note and elegant spice from older barriques. The palate offers ripe tannins that are mellow but not soft. Ready to drink now or hold another 2-3 years. Score - 89 (Sara d'Amato, winealign.com, June 5, 2018) Price $ 20.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - May 29, 2021
Cases bought 300 (12 bottles per case)

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