The second wine of Château de Lamarque is named after the medieval tower of the castle. It is a densely tannic wine, firm and dense although also with plenty of black-plum fruits. The wood aging is still showing prominently, giving a tough, dry edge to the wine that needs to soften. Give this tight wine until 2018.
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