Thursday, 27 January 2011


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.

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