Domaine Combe Blanche ' La Galine' 2001, Minervois la Liviniere Cambridge Wine Merchants £ 10.99 A-
Lovely, heady, expressive nose, smells like a plummy mature Bordeaux, theres white pepper, spices, cloves, cigarbox, even touches of coffee and chocolate. On the palate still primary dark fruits, but its not dominant; smooth, good fat acidity, theres a drying sensation which should find its match with food, tannins have mostly resolved. Balanced, ready, generous. This is drinking sensationally well now.