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June 201195 This is a great effort from Blankiet that has turned out beautifully, with a silky personality, voluptuous texture, beautiful nose of roasted herbs, burning embers, smoked meat, spring flowers, and plenty of blackberry and cassis. Almost La Mission Haut-Brion-ish in its character thanks to the minerality and smokiness, the wine is full-bodied, rich, concentrated, and has shed its once-considerable tannins, which are relatively rapid-paced. That said, as drinkable and complex as it is already, this wine still has another 20 years left in it.
May 201593+ Deep, saturated red with a dark core. Slightly reduced nose opened with air to reveal vibrant notes of dark berries, violet, game, licorice, lilac and menthol. Still extremely backward, showing a penetrating quality and terrific cut and lift, with the dark fruit, spice and licorice flavors complemented by toasty oak. A step up in body and length from the 2000 but these tannins too still call for some patience.