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TN: Lock, Stock & Barral...

#1 Post by Marshall Manning » July 19th, 2020, 7:27 pm

Tonight we had the 2005 Domaine Leon Barral, Faugeres. Intense, deep nose, crossing wild, warm blackberry bushes with rare meat, bacon, spice, black pepper, mushroom, and a bit of bottle sweetness too. Lightly bottle sweet blackberry fruit on the palate, but it's wild and firm..not jammy and Zin-like, with a strong meaty/bacon note, along with gravel, mushroom, black pepper, smoke, and a long, warm, earthy finish. Still a bit of grip, but in a delicious spot right now. I wish I had more, as this might be a little more bottle-sweet and at peak in 2-3 years, but it's also delicious now. If August Clape would have grown up in Faugeres he could have made this. Great with a prime rib eye, but would be even better with Didier's homemade boar pate. Approx...92-94.
Marshall

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