Intense purple red color with ruby hues. Aromas of black fruit jam and liqueur, with an elegant touch of smoke, vanilla and chocolate. Sweet attack and full- bodied tannins. Long and pleasant finish.
Very jammy on the nose with a nice leather surprise when you drink it. I normally shy away from 14% + because they usually taste more like liquor. This wine perfectly balanced the high alcohol content with leather instead of hoping the fruit would make up for it. I can't wait to buy this wine again.
Decanter(2004 Vintage) Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Hints of redcurrant jam fruits, subdued, some raspberry hints. Sweet and spicy, dry, leathery backbone, nice integration and balance. Excellent long, spicy finish. Drink 2011-17 .
Wine & Spirits(2004 Vintage) Les Citadelles du Vin (2006) - Trophé Prestige (substitut de la médaille de bronze)