2015 Busquet, Lussac St-Emilion (Previously $16)

SKU #1316262 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 The 2015 Busquet has plenty of pure red currant and cranberry fruit on the nose, with nicely integrated oak and fine mineralité. The palate is medium-bodied with fine tannin. It has more body and density than the 2014 Busquet and a slightly pinched finish that will mellow during bottle aging. Drink over the next decade. (NM)  (6/2017)

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Staff Image By: Jacques Moreira | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 1/29/2018 | Send Email
Very nice medium body wine that showcases the qualities of the Cabernet Franc. It is approachable with its floral, violet aromatics. The light touch of spices along with its lifted aromas make this perfect with light, uncomplicated fares. Quite nice.

Staff Image By: Steve Bearden | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/24/2017 | Send Email
Alluring aromas of ripe red plums and mineral waft from the glass when this seductive wine is poured. This is warm and caressing with delicious baked cherry fruit and a fine finish. A super value from a great vintage.

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