Chateau La Croix Merlin 1996
Four years old and just getting ready to drink but it could perhaps take a little longer in the cellar to be at its best.

A lovely rich colour and a very full body. Good tasting too but with just a slight hint of a rough edge that might need a little more cellar time to smooth out.

Quite a heavy sediment too so you need to take care how you store it prior to serving.

Maria says, I prefer this to the last one we tried

Wine rating 7, value +1
The details:
Chateau La Croix Merlin 1996 Appellation Bordeaux Controlee Bottled at the Chateau

Cost around FrF20 from French Supermarkets. Current stocks (1999) are about FrF22 in the shops.
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