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89(+?)? Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2011
(the Billaud-Simon grand crus were bottled the week before my visit): Pale, bright yellow-straw with green highlights. Very closed, metallic nose hints at spearmint; quite stunted by the mise. Juicy, brisk and tight in the mouth, with strong acidity giving the wine a slightly tart edge. The lime and mint flavors are joined by a note of oyster shell on the back end. Does this currently lean grand cru lack the generosity of the vintage or is it merely affected by the recent bottling? I note that I wasn't wild for this wine last year when I tasted it from tank.