The second wine produced by the Roquette family of Quinta do Crasto and the Cazes of Château Lynch-Bages. It is rich, hugely spiced, with violet aromas and black currant fruits, a leathery edge to the texture. The alcohol leaves a slight burn, which blows off.
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