Deep cherry red in color with pronounced violet undertones. This wine possesses powerful and pure aromas from red fruits, with touches of blue flower as the violet. As the previous years the fine wood aroma is present without being predominant. The palate is intense but not aggressive with persistent tannic finish. Same aromas range as in the nose. This vintage is surprising regarding its evolution in barrel; it carried out its role to set structure during an unusually hot year.
Bot 1 good Alion 04 slightly better. Bot 2 @ sentosa spa 060309. Choc finish young nose. Lively. 04/10 bit young drunk quite quickly after opening. can store for a bit more. 12/13 2 hours decant and drank over 6 - developed nicely into a lovely feminine and well balanced nose and follow through. still robust and good to keep.
had it with wallbridges delicious, long finish.
Wine AdvocateRating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Wine Advocate on 02/08