Pauillac. 5ième Cru Classé
4 x marked labels. 1 x stained label. 1 x wrinkled & marked capsule. 1 x scraped label.
Performing better from bottle than it did from cask (and comparable to their wines 2005, 2000, 1990 and 1982), this is a great classic from Xavier Borie’s estate situated on the back roads west of the town of Pauillac. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by hints of spring flowers, crushed rocks, black currants, cedar and earth/underbrush. Precise and elegant as well as backward and foreboding, it should put on weight in the bottle and evolve for two decades. Very concentrated as well as velvety-textured, it is a beauty of finesse, balance, purity and nobility. December 2011 WA 95 JS 95
4 bts. per lot $400 - $600