Chateau Le Thil Comte Clary Pessac-Leognan 2010

A really deep saturated purple in colour, this wine from the strong 2010 vintage in the Bordeaux region is more Coonawarra than Pessac-Léognan in appearance.  It has typical Graves region aromatics though of tobacco, earth and blackcurrants and reveals some dark olive and Christmas cake characters with oxygen.  The palate has fined grained tannins and flavours that pay due regard to its aromatics, with the addition of some cedar characters.  The finish is towards long.  Overall, my impression is that this is quite a serious effort made in a new world cabernet sauvignon style and should reward at least 5 years in the cellar due to its quite structured palate.  Good to Very Good

Abv: 14%
Price: $44
Tasted: 2014

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