Tobacco, earth, forest floor and hints of blackberry make up the perfume. The finish is all about the fresh cassis. Still tannic, time will help soften the dusty texture and add more complexity to this classic styled wine.
Blueberry, licorice and menthol on the nose. Intense if rather austere flavors of black fruits and licorice. Finishes with firm but nicely ripe tannins and lingering black fruits.
"The estate, under the same ownership as Léoville-las-Cases in Saint-Julien, shows what can be achieved in the Médoc when care is taken. It is big, round, solid and structured, with complexity coming from dark, sweet fruits and new wood. It is rich and powerful, the aging potential showing from a core of dry tannin." Wine Enthusiast 91 Points
Wine EnthusiastRating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast.