Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines4eme Cru Classe. Complexing elements of leather, cedar and forest floor overlie a relatively restrained measure of curranty fruit in the unmistakably Bordelaise aromas here, but, once in the mouth, the wine's fruit seems to bloom and suggestions of minerals, loam and oak become but intriguing highlights to the central theme of sweet cassis. Moderately tannic, yet never imposingly astringent, the wine is solidly structured, a touch less obvious in acidity than some and clearly capable of ten or mo...
International Wine CellarBright ruby-red. Reticent aromas of black fruits, violet, bitter chocolate and licorice, plus a whiff of smoky oak. Dense, lush and sweet, but lively acids lift the flavors and contribute to the perfumed impression in the mouth. Finishes firmly tannic and fresh but sweet, with dusty tannins and lingering notes of leather and game. A second sample of roughly equal quality seemed less fleshy but offered lovely pliancy, and a flavor of bitter chocolate.
User Tasting Note
Fellow Drync'r2006-2020 , 90 chez Parker réglisse, élégant<br/><br/>tres bon, caramel, pour une fois bon vin acheté aux encheres.