(From 2009 Vintage) Saturated deep ruby-red. Pungent, brooding, very ripe aromas and flavors of cassis, blueberry, licorice, bitter chocolate, espresso and minerals, along with hints of spices and underbrush. Large-scaled, rich and deep, with superb chewy ripeness and terrific mineral lift. At once plush and powerful, boasting the texture of a first growth, with a near-perfect sugar/acid balance. The palate-staining finish features substantial ripe, chewy tannins and rising length.
DecanterRating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. A lush, opulent and soft nose of intense blackcurrant aromas. Melts in the mouth with a chocolatey taste and cassis finish.