Chateau Ballan-Larquette, 2014, Vignobles Chaigne et Fils

For the money, an outstanding value claret that sends some of the famed / named houses to Coventry.

Pantone 209 with good legs in the glass, warm nose, wonderful dry mouthfeel, silky firm tannins, lovely aftertaste. Always a pleasure to imbibe a Chaignes creation.

Chateau Lynch Bages, Pauillac, 1994

Some Wild Geese for Dad’s Birthday.

Perhaps a bit over the hill, not quite vintage Lynch-Bages.

It was a bit thin with a rusty colour around the edges.

Nonetheless, a nice nose and you could taste the remnants of a more complex or fuller texture.

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