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Monday, 31 March 2014

La Grand Barrail Lamarzelle, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2006 - Sainsbury's

A review of La Grand Barrail Lamarzelle, St Emilion Grand Cru, 2006 from Sainsbury's

The sign of a great wine is its ability to age; older wines have a quality that nothing else possesses, and mature Bordeaux is one of the benchmarks.

This is a textbook mature right-bank Bordeaux.

Distinctly brick red tones in the glass with some paleness around the rim; this is approaching full maturity. Aromas of dried red berries and dried red bell pepper with woodsy, mushroomy undergrowth.

Red fruits and cool mint; lithe and mellow yet fresh with good underpinnings and a persistent, well-balanced finish.

Very harmonious and drinking well now - a good example of what mature right-bank Bordeaux is all about.

Really comes into its own with food, and specifically roast beef. Good.

£20.99 from Sainsbury's; provided for review.

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