(2011 Vintage) A discreet touch of wood sets off fresh and bright red berry fruit and soft earth aromas. There is a seductive texture to the mouth coating, delicious and vibrant medium-bodied flavors that possess good mid-palate concentration, all wrapped in a balanced and solidly persistent finish.
85-89 community ratings. Needs timeAnother sleepy 2005, I really need to stop opening these. Even at the village level these need probably five more years across the board. Earthy nose with a nice bit of eucalyptus. The wine follows through with notes of freshly oiled metal (something I find in all Chevillon NSGs), angry blackberry, and a lots of buried structure held in check by the tannin. With age this might creep into the outstanding range, but it is arguably not complex enough