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Decent, middle-of-the-road bordeaux quaffer. Should last many more years, but really approachable now.
Classic mature bordeaux, but drink now.
Good quality of fruit and OK concentration, but a bit lean and raw now. Should benefit from at least 5 more years of cellaring.
Ducru-Beaucaillou - La Croix de Beaucaillou
Young, but approachable. Wild blackberries, lead, smoke and sweet, oaky vanilla spice. Quite modern and round. Not big or great, but a crowd pleaser - with or without food.
Domaine de Baron'Arques - Limoux
Leathery, dark fruit, quite herbal both on nose and taste. Good, lush but solid tannic structure still. Seems a bit young, but absolutely enjoyable now. To me this is a mix between left bank bordeaux style and Chateauneuf du Pape. Drink now with a good 2 hours decant or let it rest for another 5-8 years.