An exploration of wine

625. Château Feytit-Clinet, Pomerol, 2003

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Book 4 Wine 625

£25; 13%

This is highly reflective of the oven-baked 2003 vintage. But nice, nevertheless – even if not ‘classic’ Pomerol. Reminiscent of Southern Rhône wine in its baked-earth and pepper spiciness. Medium-to-deep ruby-garnet. Spicy, baked-earth, espresso and plum nose. Some meatiness. Tannins are neither overdone nor underripe. Not exactly elegant, but well-enough handled. Warm, spicy flavour. Pretty good, if unorthodox.

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