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2006 Clos de Sarpe Saint-Emilion
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91(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2009

($75-$85) Bright ruby-red. Superripe aromas of blackberry, blueberry, licorice and crushed rock; like a liqueur of botanical herbs. Then dense, sappy and superconcentrated, with a powerful minerality, solid acidity and a note of black pepper perking up the wine's rather clenched core of fruit. Finishes with a boatload of tannins. This almost painfully intense wine, a great success for this chateau, needs up to a decade of cellaring.

94+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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