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1996 Marquis d'Angerville Clos des Ducs

Open for 6 hours. Pale red, watery rim.

Rather thin but youthful boquet. Quite stony, mineral, spicy and floral with some acerola, sour cherry, dried cranberry, iron, anise seed tea, camphor and sandalwood. On the palate the wine seems backwards, tart and chalky with high acid, coffee bean tannins and a juicy finish.

Nice floral and herbal earthy intensity, lots of complexity and laserlike precision. Beautiful and bright, if inward. Needs time, hopefully it gains a bit of weight to fill out the layers that are already there.