2004 Marquis des Beys

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AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
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2004 Marquis des Beys

Post by AHB » 20:25 Tue 02 May 2017

This was a new wine to me, from the Bekaa Valley but unlike Musar this is a Bordeaux blend. This particular wine was suggested to me as something different yet traditional by the owner of the wine shop "Eton Bridge Wines" in Eton. Well worth the £25 asking price.

Still powerful and full of dirty cherry fruit, the tannins are all encompassing yet are ripe so release quickly. Great mouthfeel and texture with the predominant flavours being the cherry fruit, which also dominate the nose. This is a big and burly wine, masculine and swaggering yet with a little refined polish to the edges. The aftertaste is amazing, with at least 4 different layers of flavour. Terrific wine for lovers of serious claret. 95/100. 2 May 2017.

I really wish I'd bought the case!
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PhilW
Dow 1980
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Re: 2004 Marquis des Beys

Post by PhilW » 18:03 Wed 03 May 2017

Sounds really intriguing. A quick search reveals only 2009+ availability from merchants online. Sounds like a return trip could be in order?

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