International Wine Cellar(2003 Vintage) From a new "magic cask" from Dominique Laurent: Deep red-ruby. Smoky redcurrant, red plum, spices, espresso and a hint of game on the musky nose. Sweet, smooth and fine-grained, with good spice character in the mid-palate. From a new barrel: Nose dominated by black fruits and minerals, with a bit more oak char showing. Dense and firmly tannic, less showy than the first sample. From a 2002 barrel: Red-ruby. Blackberry, blueberry, violet and licorice on the nose. Glyceral but firm, with sweet dark ...
Robert Parker(2005 Vintage)