From the best parcels in the La Mothe du Barry vineyard, this firm and structured wine shows an obvious wood-aging character. Dominated by Merlot, it is rich and dense, solid tannins balanced against juicy black fruits and fresh acidity. It needs to age; drink after 2016.
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