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August 25, 2004

00 Chateau de Carolle, Graves

Exhaustively earthy nose receeds to fumey fruit. Palate of blueberries in front of mild cassis, portobello, and flinty cocoa. Structured tannic finish balanced well by the acid reopens to more pronounced cocoa, dark fruit, and a touch of funky soil. Softens after only a few minutes in the glass to pure midpalate liquid, eventually giving to the gritty tannins.


Blogger Nilay Gandhi said...

Impressive with vegetarian lentil soup. The earthiness of the lentils is brillant with the cabernet; the light acid from the wine cuts nicely into the medium-bodied broth; the onions and celery merge with the fruit; and the tannins don't put up a fight.

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