Ch d’Agassac 2000

Deep garnet with a touch of amber on the edge. Cedary chocolate with a hint of forest floor and smoke on the nose. Quite a big wine but a touch hot and tannic is the initial palate impression; nice secondary cedar and forest development and good ripe plummy fruit with cassis notes. Good long finish. A better bottle than the last one, but still out of balance with alcohol and tannin to the fore.

Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, France

17/20 [tasted 13-01-2012] www.agassac.com

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