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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Chateau Labatut 2009
A blend of 40% cabernet franc, 35% merlot and 25% cabernet sauvignon it hails from the stunning 2009 vintage, yet it fails to excite. A medium intensity ruby in colour, it opens to aromatics of dusty oily kernels, crunchy herbs, medicine and tinned plums. The palate has short length, with no real depth or even flavour. On the second day, it tasted simply thin and its alcohol out of balance. A disappointment. Poor
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