2006 The Wine Society The Society's Exhibition Pauillac

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2006 The Wine Society The Society's Exhibition Pauillac

Post by djewesbury » 23:24 Tue 30 Sep 2014

Made by the Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite).

Very very slight orange-pinkness around the 50% mid-red core.

Powerful nose at D+1. Very big leather and tobacco and massive spiciness with a great beef note, but not terribly dry: some juiciness in the aroma, very structured but not tight.

Lovely mouth - big plummy entry (a tiny bit uncouth? Rather reminiscent of the blocky entry of rustic fruit wines). Giving way to gentle acids mid palate and a little late dryness. Rather juicy and delicious, very easy to drink and no austerity.

Later the rougher fruitiness had disappeared and a more integrated profile predominated. Fine tannins structure the lovely acid fruits. Great body. Lovely.
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