2009 Margaux du Château Margaux
I am one cool puppy because I get to have the just-launched, first-ever vintage of Château Margaux’s third wine for breakfast! Earth on the nose but would have liked for it to go a bit further. A little sweeter, more straightforward than THE Château Margaux, but no mistaking the elegance! Nice dark fruit. Hip floral perfume. A touch of sanguine notes. Great tannins balanced with acid. Lovely finish.
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Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc
2004 Salvatore Molettieri Vigna Cinque Querce Taurasi
New leather and shoe polish fumes (in a good way!). Dark, dark fruit - dates, figs, and Moroccan spices. Tannins are present but not aggressive. Great structure and balance.