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The glory of Graves in 2005
3 Sep 2008 by Julia Harding MW
These 56 Pessac-Léognan reds were tasted blind in London for Decanter magazine, which will be publishing the results of the panel tasting in their December 2008 issue. The standard was high; the wines expressed a range of styles but most showed the depth and concentration characteristic of the vintage. On the one hand, this produced fine, well-structured wines full of flavour and still too young to drink; on the other, it seemed to me to reduce the number of wines that had the classic Pessac-Léognan/Graves perfume that I particularly enjoy. It is worth noting that I gave high scores to a number of wines that are not so...

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