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1978 Bel-Air Lagrave Bordeaux Blend - France - Bordeaux - Moulis - Red

France - Bordeaux - Moulis

Red Bordeaux Blend
Score
85
Drink Dates
Comm: 1985-2000 VF: 1988-2008
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Author PurpleTeeth
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.397%
Tasted On 02/07/2014
Drink Dates 1985-2000

This bottle was markedly better than the last. Brick-red robe. At first, it was mute and not giving up much. But after 20-30 minutes in the open bottle only (not decanted) it opened up considerably and showed black cherries in sour cream and a hint of smoke, balanced by acidity and a suggestion of tannins. This wine still has life in it, but choose your bottles - and your supplier - wisely.

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